Margaret Atwood, Award Winning Author presented by Cleveland Public Library

Submitted by Cleveland Publi... on Tue, 10/03/2006 - 13:18.
11/05/2006 - 14:00
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Margaret Atwood will preside at Cleveland Public Library’s Writers and Readers Series, Sunday, November 5, 2:00 p.m.  Free and open to the public, the event will take place at the Main Library, Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium, E. 6th Street and Superior Avenue. At least a decade has passed since Atwood last visited Cleveland.

Margaret Atwood is an international literary star. Through her thematically diverse and best-selling novels, she has anticipated, explored, and changed the popular preoccupations of our time. Though Atwood's subject matter may vary from book to book, the careful craft of her language (she is also a renowned poet) gives her considerable body of work a sensibility and resonance all its own. This rare writer whose books are adored by the public, acclaimed by the major critics, and studied on university and college campuses has written, The Edible Woman, Surfacing, Lady Oracle, The Handmaid's Tale, Cat's Eye, and Alias Grace. Her latest works are Oryx and Crake and The Tent.

Atwood has received international awards, including The Giller Prize and The Governors General's Award from Canada, The Booker Prize and The Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence from the UK, The Dashiell Hammett Award from The United States, and the Le Chevalier dans l'Ordre de Arts et Les Lettres from France. Margaret Atwood’s books have been published in over thirty-five countries, and she is the author of more than 30 books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays.

Atwood travels the world to give speeches on a wide range of issues relating to literature, the creative process, the artist in society, and the modern novel. She both entertains and challenges an audience to think critically about our relationship to words and language. For more information, call (216) 623-2800.



Cleveland Public Library, Stokes Auditorium
237 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States
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