Margaret Atwood is the Stellfox Visiting Scholars and Writers Program recipient
The acclaimed author of such compelling novels as, The Handmaid’s Tale
and The Blind Assassin
, which won the Booker Prize in 2000, is coming to Dickinson College this fall. Margaret Atwood is the 2011 recipient of The Harold and Ethel L. Stellfox Visiting Scholars and Writers Program award and will present a reading on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Anita Tuvin Schlechter (ATS) Auditorium
, West Louther Street between College and Cherry streets. She will be presented with the award that evening.
Atwood also will present a Q-and-A session followed by a book signing on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 10:30 a.m. in the Stern Center, Great Room
, West Louther Street between College and North West streets. The events are free and open to the public.
Atwood is a novelist, poet, literary critic, essayist and environmental activist. Throughout her writing career, she has received numerous awards and honorary degrees. She is the author of more than 50 volumes of poetry, children’s literature, fiction and non-fiction and is best known for her novels, including The Edible Woman
(1970), The Handmaid’s Tale
(1983), The Robber Bride
(1994), Alias Grace
(1996) and The Blind Assassin
(2000). Her most recent novel, The Year of the Flood
(2009), was hailed by The New York Times
as “…a gripping and visceral book that showcases [Atwood’s] pure storytelling talents.”
For additional information on the event, please go to the Dickinson news and events page: Margaret Atwood