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At Home with Literati: Margaret Atwood in conversation with Rumaan Alam

We're thrilled to welcome Margaret Atwood to our At Home with Literati series of virtual events in support her new collection of poems, Dearly. She'll be in conversation with author Rumaan Alam.

Each ticket includes access to the virtual event (relevant links and instructions will be shared with ticketed guests shortly ahead of the event date) and a hardcover, limited edition copy of Dearly. You can select ship-to-home or curbside pickup for your copy. Note: shipping and curbside processing timelines in the ticket descriptions are best estimates and not guarantees. Please read the order form carefully.

In Dearly, Margaret Atwood's first collection of poetry in over a decade, Atwood addresses themes such as love, loss, the passage of time, the nature of nature and zombies. Her new poetry is introspective and personal in tone, but wide-ranging in topic. In poem after poem, she casts her unique imagination and unyielding, observant eye over the landscape of a life carefully and intuitively lived.

While many are familiar with Margaret Atwood's fiction--including her groundbreaking and bestselling novels The Handmaid's Tale, The Testaments, Oryx and Crake, among others--she has, from the beginning of her career, been one of our most significant contemporary poets. And she is one of the very few writers equally accomplished in fiction and poetry. This collection is a stunning achievement that will be appreciated by fans of her novels and poetry readers alike.

Margaret 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. In addition to The Handmaid's Tale, now an award-winning TV series, her novels include Cat's Eye, short-listed 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; The Heart Goes Last; 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. In 2019 she was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour in Great Britain for services to literature and her novel The Testaments won the Booker Prize and was longlisted for The Giller Prize. She lives in Toronto.

Rumaan Alam is the author of Leave the World Behind, Rich and Pretty, and That Kind of Mother. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Elle, New York Magazine, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Wall Street Journal, The Rumpus, Buzzfeed, and elsewhere. He studied at Oberlin College, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 8:00pm
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Leave the World Behind: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062667632
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Published: Ecco - October 6th, 2020

That Kind of Mother: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062667618
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Published: Ecco - February 19th, 2019

Rich and Pretty: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062429940
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Published: Ecco - June 6th, 2017

The Testaments: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525562627
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Published: Anchor - September 1st, 2020

The Handmaid's Tale: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385490818
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Published: Anchor - March 16th, 1998