Atwood and Evaristo Both Win Booker Prize

Atwood and Evaristo Both Win Booker Prize

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The Booker Prize judges “explicitly flouted” the rules of the prize, choosing two winners for the first time in more than 25 years. Margaret Atwood and Bernadine Evaristo. At 79 years old, Atwood is the oldest writer to ever receive the prize. Even more exciting, Bernadine Evaristo is the first black woman to win the Booker Prize since it began in 1969.   With Bernadine Evaristo ⁦@TheBookerPrizes⁩ ., happy co-winners! pic.twitter.com/uq144cFIaN — Margaret E. Atwood (@MargaretAtwood) October 14, 2019   After five hours with the prize’s jury, the judges emerged to announce they had been unable to select just one …

Beloved Author Graeme Gibson Passes At 85

Beloved Author Graeme Gibson Passes At 85

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Canadian author and conservationist Graeme Gibson passed away on Wednesday, September 18th at the age of 85 due to dementia. The announcement was made by Gibson’s publisher, Penguin Random House Canada.   Image Via Georgia Straight   Gibson is known for writing experimental fiction novels such as Five Legs and Communion, both centering around the character Felix Oswald and his dark, twisted coming-of-age adventures. An avid bird watcher, Gibson also wrote collections based on his bird watching, his most well-known being The Bedside Book of Birds.     Gibson was the longtime partner of Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s …

Praise Be! ‘The Testaments’ Is Coming To Television

Praise Be! ‘The Testaments’ Is Coming To Television

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    Releasing today, Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments continues the story of The Handmaid’s Tale with new characters exploring the world of Gilead for a new generation of readers. With rave reviews and a huge following thanks to the successful series on Hulu, the hype surrounding this new novel has reached new heights. For those fans who are anxious for an eventual adaptation, you don’t have to wait any longer.   Image Via Amazon   Hulu has confirmed that a series based on The Testaments is in the works, just as the series starts to prepare for it’s upcoming fourth …

Amazon Sends Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Testaments’ Early by Mistake

Amazon Sends Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Testaments’ Early by Mistake

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Amazon preorders of Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments have been shipped out to readers ahead of schedule. By mistake. A handful of reviews appeared on NPR, The Washington Post, and The New York Times yesterday even though there was supposed to be a strict embargo on the novel before its September 10th release date. And some readers are rushing to Twitter and Instagram to show off the copies they’ve received early.   Did anybody else get the new @MargaretAtwood book THE TESTAMENTS sent to them a week early? I thought they’d just changed the date but checking it now it looks like …