Following a screening of Julie Taymor's acclaimed The Tempest, Canadian literary icon Margaret Atwood joins award-winning stage director and actress Martha Henry for a discussion of William Shakespeare's original play, Taymor's film adaptation, and Atwood's highly anticipated novel Hag-Seed, a re-telling of The Tempest as part of the Hogarth Shakespeare series.
Following the event, Margaret Atwood will join us for a book signing.
This event is co-presented with programming partner Penguin Random House Canada, with support from the British Council.
Margaret Atwood is the author of more than 40 books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. In addition to The Handmaid’s Tale (85), her novels include Cat’s Eye (88), short-listed for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace (96), which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin (00), winner of the Booker Prize; Oryx and Crake (03), short-listed for the Man Booker Prize; The Year of the Flood (09); and her most recent, MaddAddam (13). Her work has been published in 35 countries, and she is the recipient of the 2012 Los Angeles Times Innovator’s Award. She lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson.