Highlights / Margaret Atwood

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Atwood joins dozens of public figures in warning against threat to free speech

Canadian writer Margaret Atwood has joined dozens of intellectuals who have signed an open letter warning about a growing climate of intellectual and ideological intolerance that weakens “our norms of open debate and toleration of differences in favor of ideological »

Society

Supreme Court dismisses case involving ailing elephant in Edmonton zoo

The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear a case involving a 44-year-old ailing elephant, dashing the hopes of animal activists and likely confining her to the Edmonton Valley Zoo for the rest of her days. Zoocheck Canada has been »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

Atwood favoured to win Booker Prize

Bookmakers in Britain are touting Canadian author Margaret Atwood to win the prestigious 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction when it is announced later Monday in London. Atwood, who won in 2000 for The Blind Assassin, is nominated for the The »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Canadian author Graeme Gibson dead at 85

Canada’s literary community is mourning the death of author, writers’ rights champion and conservationist Graeme Gibson. Publisher Penguin Random House Canada said Wednesday Gibson has died at the age of 85. “We are devastated by the loss of Graeme, our »

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Kingston activists not happy with direction prison farms are headed

Maybe all that appears to glitter ain’t necessarily the gold it was touted to be. Case in point: a couple of weeks ago, I wrote a story about the reopening of two prison farms in Kingston, Ontario. Seemed pretty straight »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

Margaret Atwood takes centre stage in London

Now THIS is a launch.. London, England: hundreds are lining up waiting for your latest work. The your in this case is Margaret Atwood. She is, after all, Canada’s most famous novelist, albeit perhaps not the most acclaimed. It was »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

New dystopian novel inspired by ‘world we’re living in’

Canadian literary giant Margaret Atwood is writing a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, the 1985 novel that was adapted into an award-winning television series. The story is about the establishment of a totalitarian state in the U.S. in which women »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Keep those Twitter fingers (thumbs?) greased, you might get discovered

Ever dream of being a published author? Just in case you missed it, the Toronto Public Library is the process of writing and publishing–INSTANTLY–a novel. How INSTANTLY? How about one tweet a time? “I sat on a bench reading my »

Arts & Entertainment

Author Atwood gets another award plus some fun facts

Margaret Atwood, a leading Canadian author, has received yet another accolade. The 78-year old has written more than fifty books, two of which were serialized adaptations of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Alias Grace.” She has received several other awards in »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Indigenous, International, Society

Maud Lewis biopic, ‘Maudie’ dominates Canadian Screen Awards

They handed out the Canadian Screen Awards Sunday in Toronto. As expected, the on-screen film-portrait of folk artist Maud Lewis, Maudie, dominated, winning best picture and six other CSAs, including prizes for lead actress, Sally Hawkins, and supporting actor, Ethan »