Tag: Margaret Atwood

Would it be best for you if you left the country?

I thought I would follow up on Margaret Atwood’s comment in the last post, that up to the 1960s, if you were a writer in Canada who wanted an international audience, “it would be best for you if you left […]

The Reason

When I was doing research this summer, I was surprised to find that so many pre-1970s Canadian writers had studied or worked abroad. Here is Margaret Atwood’s explanation for this: When Munro was growing up in the 1930s and 40s, […]

The Orange Prize for Fiction

At the end of this month, the last winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction will be announced. The prize has been around since 1996, and is given to celebrate “excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the […]