Prior to her recent talk at Colorado College, award-winning writer Margaret Atwood sat down with Big Something intern Jake Brownell. The conversation begins with ornithological extinction, hovers around the September 11th attack and weaves between such topics as ecology, religion and whether or not she, as a writer, feels any sense of obligation in her art.

Margaret Atwood

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Atwood’s 2009 novel, The Year of the Flood, was selected as the focus of the 2012 All Pikes Peak Reads Program by the Pikes Peak Library District, the theme of this year’s APPR is survival. You can find out more about the annual community-wide literary immersion, HERE.


4 Responses to Margaret Atwood and the Spark of Extinction

  1. Jennifer says:

    Jake! What a great interview. I’m envious that you got to speak with such a fantastic writer. Nicely done.

  2. oakiidoakii says:

    What an incredibly thoughtful and thought-provoking interview with one of the great artists and writers of our time! Was there more to this interview? It seemed to end abruptly? Great job, as always!

  3. suesun says:

    Amazing interview. Amazing writer. Amazing woman. She’s been my favorite for 25 years, and I finally got to meet her. So thankful to PPLD for bringing her here!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Linda says:

    yes, is there more? please, please!


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