AN EVENING WITH MARGARET ATWOOD! In Conversation with Ann Fisher!

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 7:00pm
Gramercy Books
2424 East Main Street
Bexley, OH 43209

Join legendary author Margaret Atwood, in conversation with WOSU’s Ann Fisher, and hear about her storied literary career, including publication of The Handmaid’s Tale and its sequel, the 2019 Booker Prize-winning, The Testaments. She will also discuss her latest release, Burning Questions, a collection of more than 50 essays that aim her intellect and humor at the world. This special event is being presented through a central Ohio partnership of libraries, including Bexley Public Library.

Gramercy Books will have copies of Atwood’s books available for purchase at the event for her to sign. 

Tickets to see Margaret Atwood range from $25-$75 and can be purchased at starting May 1.

Margaret Atwood has long been a literary titan, but “current events have polished the oracular sheen of her reputation” (The New Yorker). With her 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale adapted into an eleven-time Emmy Aw­­­­­­­ard-winning television series, and its sequel, The Testaments, winning the 2019 Booker Prize, Atwood’s sharp eye is more crucial—and prescient—than ever. Her latest release, Burning Questions, is a collection of more than 50 essays that aim her prodigious intellect and impish humor at our world.

Atwood is the winner of many international literary awards, including the prestigious Booker Prize, as well as the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle. In October 2019, she was presented with the Companion of Honor award by Queen Elizabeth, making Atwood only the third Canadian to receive the honor. She is the author of more than fifty volumes of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and non-fiction; perhaps best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman, The Robber Bride, The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake, and The Year of the Flood. Her non-fiction book Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, part of the Massey Lecture series, was made into a documentary. The Oryx and Crake trilogy is being adapted into an HBO TV series by celebrated filmmaker Darren Aronofsky. Her work has been published in more than 40 languages and she is a founder of the Writers’ Trust of Canada. 

This special event is being presented through a central Ohio partnership of libraries including Bexley Public Library, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Grandview Heights Public Library, London Public Library, Plain City Public Library, Southwest Public Libraries, Upper Arlington Public Library, Westerville Public Library and Worthington Libraries.