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Margaret Atwood on The Blind Assassin

The novelist sits down with CBC interviewer, Evan Soloman:

By my age and stage you’re going to know a couple of things, and if you don’t know those things, where have you been all your life?

The essays Atwood talks about in this interview were published as Negotiating With the Dead: A Writer on Writing (2002). It was part of a series of lectures Atwood gave at the University of Cambridge in 2000.

The fifteen minute interview took place in 2000. I am indebted to Shawn Ewald for pointing me to this video.

5 Responses to “Margaret Atwood on The Blind Assassin”

  1. Paul says:

    Thanks Shawn and John. Excellent interview and the book is also good.

  2. Emchi says:

    I have to admit being put off of Margaret Atwood after reading the Handmaids Tale as part of A-Level English Lit… it scared the bejesus out of me! Can’t bring myself to read anything else written by her now.

    jb says: Emchi, stop cowering in the corner and come out into the light. Be brave.

  3. Thanks for this link. The Blind Assassin is one of my favorites, along with Oryx and Crake.

    jb says: It’s high on my list. I’m going to get it soon. Perhaps even sooner than that.

  4. Goran Web says:

    Thank you for the review, I have been recommended by a friend to read it. Will follow the link and check it out, thanks for the post.

  5. Preston says:

    Sounds like a great read – can I still buy a copy from Amazon do you know?