Highlights / Margaret Atwood

Arts and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Margaret Atwood faces social media backlash over #MeToo critique

Celebrated Canadian author Margaret Atwood is facing a social media backlash after voicing concerns about some aspects of the #MeToo movement in a newspaper opinion piece and for affirming “the right to fundamental justice” and due process for individuals accused of sexual» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, International, Politics, Society

Canadian artists want culture protected in NAFTA negotiations

As negotiators from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. meet in Ottawa to continue their renegotiations of the North American Free Trade agreement, or NAFTA, 100 leading members of Canada’s artistic community have sent a letter to the government, urging it» 

Arts and Entertainment

Margaret Atwood awarded top German literary prize

Canadian novelist, essayist and poet Margaret Atwood has been awarded the top German literary prize for her “political intuition and clairvoyance when it comes to dangerous underlying trends and currents,” the German Publishers & Booksellers Association announced today. The 77-year-old»