Margaret Atwood Celebrates Latest Novel MADDADDAM at Montreal's Rialto Theatre Today
To celebrate the publication of her latest novel MaddAddam - the final book in her critically acclaimed and best-selling Dystopian trilogy that began with Oryx & Crake (2003) and The Year of the Flood (2009) - Librairie Drawn & Quarterly and the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada are extremely proud to present a reading, Q&A and on-stage discussion with celebrated author Margaret Atwood at the Rialto Theatre tonight, December 4th at 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm).
Margaret Atwood, born in 1939 in Ottawa, grew up in northern Ontario, Quebec, and in Toronto. She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master's degree from Radcliffe College. She is the author of more than forty volumes of poetry, children's literature, fiction, and non-fiction, but is best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman (1969), The Handmaid's Tale (1985), The Robber Bride (1994), Alias Grace (1996), and The Blind Assassin, which won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000. Her newest novel, MaddAddam (2013), is the final volume in a three-book series that began with the Man-Booker prize-nominated Oryx and Crake (2003) and continued with The Year of the Flood (2009). The Tent (mini-fictions) and Moral Disorder (short fiction) both appeared in 2006. Her most recent volume of poetry, The Door, was published in 2007. In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination, a collection of non-fiction essays appeared in 2011. Her non-fiction book, Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth was adapted for the screen in 2012. Ms. Atwood's work has been published in more than forty languages, including Farsi, Japanese, Turkish, Finnish, Korean, Icelandic and Estonian. Margaret Atwood currently lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson. (Biography courtesy of Margaret Atwood official web site. Click HERE for full details.)
Sheila Heti is the author of five books: the story collection, The Middle Stories, the novel, Ticknor, and an illustrated book for children, We Need a Horse, featuring art by Clare Rojas. With Misha Glouberman, she wrote a book of "conversational philosophy" called The Chairs Are Where the People Go, which The New Yorker chose as one of its Best Books of 2011. Most recently, she published How Should a Person Be?, which The New York Times Book Review called an "odd, original, and nearly unclassifiable book... unlike any other novel I can think of." (Biography courtesy of Sheila Heti's official web site. Click HERE for full details.)
Tickets are $10 each and are available at the store (211 Bernard Street West), by phone at 514-279-2224, or online at https://www.eventbrite.ca/event/5801804353.