Margaret Atwood in Conversation

Fight the Future, moderated by Dahlia Lithwick


Saturday, October 15, 2022 | 7:30 PM
Memorial Auditorium


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Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa, and grew up in northern Ontario and Quebec, and in Toronto. She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master’s degree from Radcliffe College.

Atwood, whose work has been published in more than forty-five countries, is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry, critical essays, and graphic novels. Her latest novel, The Testaments, is a co-winner of the 2019 Booker Prize. It is the long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, now an award-winning TV series. Her other works of fiction include Cat's Eye, finalist for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; The MaddAddam Trilogy; and Hag-Seed. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the Franz Kafka International Literary Prize, the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Los Angeles Times Innovator's Award. She lives in Toronto.

Dahlia Lithwick is a senior editor at Slate, where she has written her "Supreme Court Dispatches" and "Jurisprudence" columns since 1999. Her work has also appeared in the New York TimesHarper’sThe New YorkerThe Washington PostThe New Republic, and Commentary, among other places. She is host of “Amicus,” Slate’s award-winning biweekly podcast about the law and the Supreme Court. latest book Lady Justice: Women, the Law, and the battle to Save America was just released. 




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