Reading: Margaret Atwood’s The Year of the Flood – and a selection of review and interview links

    
     
“The books I end up writing are the ones that I would rather dodge altogether, but those are really the only ones I can write, because those are the ones I’m obsessed by. It would be so much easier to write an update of Pride and Prejudice and have everything turn out happily. If you don’t have conviction about it, you can’t do it.”
   
– Margaret Atwood
   
   
Erica Wagner’s interview with Margaret Atwood in The Times,
15 August 2009.
   
Sinclair McKay’s interview with Margaret Atwood in The Telegraph, 20 August 2009.
   
Ursula Le Guin’s review of The Year of the Flood in The Guardian,
29 August 2009.
   
Bernadine Evaristo’s review of The Year of the Flood in the Financial Times, 5 September 2009.
   
Philip Hensher’s review of The Year of the Flood in The Observer,
6 September 2009.
   
Jane Shilling’s review of The Year of the Flood in The Telegraph,
7 September 2009.
   
Fredric Jameson’s review of The Year of the Flood: ‘Then You Are Them’ in the London Review of Books, 10 September 2009.
   
Caroline Moore’s review of The Year of the Flood in The Telegraph,
10 September 2009.
   
Jane Ciabattari’s review of The Year of the Flood: ‘Disease And Dystopia In Atwood’s Flood” in NPR, 10 September 2009.
   
Adam McDowell’s interview with Margaret Atwood: ‘Margaret Atwood, planet smasher’ in the National Post, 11 September 2009.
   
John Barber’s interview with Margaret Atwood: ‘Atwood: ‘Have I ever eaten maggots? Perhaps …” in the Globe and Mail, 12 September 2009.
   
Philip Marchand’s review of The Year of the Flood: ‘Eloquence and irony do battle in Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Year of the Flood” in the National Post, 12 September 2009.
   
Darryl Whetter’s review of The Year of the Flood: ‘Atwood’s pen returns to apocalyptic theme’  in the Chronicle Herald, 13 September 2009.
   
Visit The Year of the Flood website.
   
Visit Margaret Atwood’s The Year of the Flood blog.

4 thoughts on “Reading: Margaret Atwood’s The Year of the Flood – and a selection of review and interview links

  1. Julie

    I love Margaret Atwood! I’m glad she takes those uncomfortable chances. The quote is so very true.

  2. Dee

    I adore Margaret Atwood. I’ve posted a few of her poems on Wanderer’s Nook.

    She’s a wonderful writer. She and Billy Collins are my favorite poets.

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