Margaret Atwood, author, activist, and literary critic, will join Tyler Cowen for a wide-ranging dialogue on a special live episode of Conversations with Tyler at George Mason University.
Famous among literary lovers, television bingers, and cultural commentators alike, Atwood’s work addresses many controversial issues of our time including the limits and ethics of science and technology, regulation of reproductive rights, the general trend of political affairs, and more.
Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty works of fiction, poetry, and critical essays, including two novels that have been adapted as popular TV series. The Handmaid’s Tale received 13 Emmy nominations and eight awards—including for Best Drama. Atwood herself received a standing ovation. Atwood’s Giller-winning, Booker-shortlisted murder mystery Alias Grace is now a Netflix original series and is notable for being written, produced, and directed by women.
Atwood has won many prestigious awards including the Booker Prize, Arthur C. Clarke Award, Governor General’s Award, the PEN Pinter Prize, and the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle.