Margaret Atwood Articles
Margaret Atwood at the Liverpool Philharmonic: Witty and wonderful
Margaret Atwood promotes her new short story collection Old Babes in the Wood and gives an insight into her writing process, her feelings about the Handmaid’s Tale television show and more.
Classic recommendations for non-classics readers
Do you love to read but hate the dread and intimidation that comes with classics? Here are our top recommendations for books to start with if you want to enjoy classic literature that little bit more
The Handmaid’s Tale revisited
The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments detail a new America: Gilead. Though rooted in fantasy, Gilead reflects the disasters of today
Feminist Collective Lit Club: read your way to accessible feminism
The UoM Feminist Collective have brought back their Lit Club, online and accessible to all. Find out what they’ve got coming up!
International Women’s Day: the writers who inspire us
The books section have come together to consider the female writers who have inspired us for International Women’s Day
Review: ‘The Testaments’ by Margaret Atwood
Fashion editor Alice Porter argues that the ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ sequel prioritises plot over politics with a novel that was unnecessarily built up
Opinion: Man Booker continues to fail black women
The Man Booker Prize is being praised because a black woman, Bernadine Evaristo, has won for the first time, but what does her having to share the prize say?
Exploring eco-fiction: Margaret Atwood’s ‘MaddAddam’ trilogy
Helena Torre takes a look at her favourite eco-fiction books, with a special focus on Margaret Atwood’s ‘Maddaddam’ trilogy
Opinion: Do we really need a sequel to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’?
Alice Porter discusses the announcement of the sequel to Margaret Atwood’s seminal novel
The Library of the Future
100 acclaimed authors will each write one piece over the next 100 years for a literary time capsule, to remain unpublished until the 22nd Century
The Handmaid’s Tale
This is certainly not an emotionally uplifting read, yet Atwood’s tale will leave you contemplating whether aspects of Gilead already exist in our modern society?