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    1. September 12, 2014

      ‘Stone Mattress: Nine Tales’, by Margaret Atwood

      In the last century, a good many people were taught that serious poets wrote only poetry, never fiction. No Goethes for the...

    2. March 14, 2014

      Why readers and writers are so fixated with dystopian visions

      Still thou art blest, compar’d wi’ me! The present only toucheth thee: But, och! I backward cast my e’e, On prospects drear!...

    1. October 18, 2013

      MaddAddam, by Margaret Atwood; The Abominable, by Dan Simmons; Dream London, by Tony Ballantyne

      MaddAddam, by Margaret Atwood, Bloomsbury RRP£18.99, 416 pages The final volume of Atwood’s speculative-fiction series,...

    2. April 13, 2012

      Our faith is fraying in the god of money

      Trading is as old as humanity, and possibly older. It’s based on the notions of fairness and balance – something children...

    3. November 11, 2011

      Gone, but not forgotten

      One of the most touching objects in the Ghosts of Gone Birds exhibition (currently showing at the Rochelle school, east...

    4. November 11, 2011

      In Other Worlds

      Out of the 20 novels Margaret Atwood has written, three can reasonably be classified as science fiction: The Handmaid’s...

    5. August 24, 2011

      Brand values should count when diversifying

      In the cash-strapped city of Toronto, art is rebelling against accountancy. Margaret Atwood, the Canadian novelist, is...

    6. June 11, 2011

      Here, there and everywhere

      Touch, Alexi Zentner, Chatto & Windus, RRP£12.99 The Sly Company of People Who Care, Rahul Bhattacharya, Picador, RRP£12.99...

    7. April 23, 2010

      20 questions: Nigel Newton, Bloomsbury

      Nigel Newton founded Bloomsbury - which publishes novelists such as Margaret Atwood, Khaled Hosseini and Joanna Trollope -...

    8. April 22, 2010

      20 questions: Nigel Newton

      Nigel Newton founded Bloomsbury – which publishes novelists such as Margaret Atwood, Khaled Hosseini and Joanna Trollope –...

    9. February 1, 2010

      Whoops!

      Whoops!: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay By John Lanchester Allen Lane £20, 240 pages FT Bookshop price:...

    10. November 16, 2009

      The Children’s Hours

      The Children’s Hours Edited by Richard Zimler and Raša Sekulović Arcadia £7.99, 250 pages This colourful and often...

    11. September 5, 2009

      The Year of the Flood

      The Year of the Flood By Margaret Atwood Bloomsbury, £18.99, 448 pages FT Bookshop price: £15.19 Modern publishers are...

    12. September 5, 2009

      Small Talk: Val McDermid

      “There is still this funny notion that women should not write violent fiction,” says Val McDermid. Over 22 years, McDermid...

    13. August 28, 2009

      Bloomsbury pins hopes on Blumenthal

      Bloomsbury Publishing, publisher of the Harry Potter series , is pinning its hopes on the Canadian author Margaret Atwood...

    14. August 27, 2009

      Bloomsbury pins hopes on Blumenthal

      Bloomsbury Publishing, publisher of the Harry Potter series, is pinning its hopes on the Canadian author Margaret Atwood and...

    15. August 24, 2009

      Too Much Happiness

      Too Much Happiness By Alice Munro Chatto & Windus £17.99, 320 pages FT Bookshop price: £14.39 Alice Munro’s latest book,...

    16. April 11, 2009

      Life writ large

      Chronicled. Do the crumbs from writers’ tables make as compelling reading as they might have us believe? Pictured: ‘The...

    17. February 28, 2009

      Space invader

      It's always a slightly unnerving proposition when a mainstream literary author takes an unexpected sidestep into science...

    18. February 28, 2009

      Journey Into Space

      Journey Into Space By Toby Litt Penguin £7.99 247 pages FT Bookshop price: £6.39 It’s always a slightly unnerving...

    19. November 8, 2008

      'For some, race is a battle already won'

      Her novels cover the great themes of human existence - love, betrayal, race, slavery. Margaret Atwood calls her one of the...

    20. November 7, 2008

      Lunch with the FT: Toni Morrison

      Her novels cover the great themes of human existence – love, betrayal, race, slavery. Margaret Atwood calls her one of the...

    21. October 27, 2008

      The Fire Gospel

      The Fire Gospel By Michel Faber Canongate £12.99, 208 pages FT Bookshop price: £10.39 The Scottish publisher Canongate began...

    22. October 27, 2008

      Payback

      Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth By Margaret Atwood Bloomsbury £9.95 230 pages FT Bookshop price: £7.99 M argaret...

    23. October 25, 2008

      Life after debt

      Margaret Atwood's latest book could hardly be more timely. Though Payback eschews analysis of the complex financial...

    24. October 25, 2008

      In the crossfire

      The Scottish publisher Canongate began its ambitious Myths series three years ago with bold retellings by Jeanette...

    25. October 13, 2008

      Disappearing birds expose ‘a planet in trouble’

      As morning breaks over a vast nature reserve in the heart of Buenos Aires, dozens of men and women clutching binoculars and...

    26. October 3, 2008

      Forgive us our debts

      The things that puzzle us as adults begin by puzzling us as children, or this has certainly been the case for me. In the...

    27. June 2, 2008

      Small talk: Kate Mosse

      Kate Mosse’s novels are characterised by a strong sense of place – her recent novels, Labyrinth (2005) and Sepulchre...

    28. May 31, 2008

      Small Talk - Kate Mosse

      Kate Mosse's novels are characterised by a strong sense of place - her recent novels, Labyrinth (2005) and Sepulchre...

    29. April 19, 2008

      Children's Books: Up In The Tree

      by Margaret Atwood Bloomsbury £6.99, 28 pages FT bookshop price: £5.59 A must for Atwood completists and those interested...

    30. November 24, 2007

      Fiction: SIGNED, MATA HARI

      Fiction SIGNED, MATA HARI by Yannick Murphy Abacus £9.99 FT bookshop price: £7.99 Mata Hari, the courtesan-spy made...

    31. November 17, 2007

      Hit and myth

      Fiction Canongate's latest batch of contemporary takes on classic tales is a mixed bag. By Emma Jacobs Girl Meets Boy by Ali...

    32. October 13, 2007

      The Stone Gods

      The Stone Gods By Jeanette Winterson Hamish Hamilton £16.99, 224 pages FT bookshop price: £13.59 Jeanette Winterson’s...

    33. September 7, 2007

      Inspiring modernity

      The Hollywood mega-stars so often associated with high fashion – indie princess Maggie Gyllenhaal, elegant Julianne Moore,...

    34. August 24, 2007

      Plato and the playful poets

      It is said that during Plato’s long life no one ever saw him smile. I can readily believe it. As preparation for chairing an...

    35. August 6, 2007

      Something lost in the translation

      Aeschylus said his tragedies were simply crumbs from Homer's table. Indeed the blind poet's oral epics have been a source...

    36. August 4, 2007

      On Purpose

      Nick Laird's first collection, To a Fault, glowed steadily with careful, lovingly drawn images. His follow-up, On Purpose...

    37. July 28, 2007

      Theatre

      Absurdia Donmar WarehouseLondon WC2 A treat for anyone who loves the absurd: Douglas Hodge directs a triple bill of one-act...

    38. July 20, 2007

      Don’t let her be misunderstood

      We have a humble beverage to thank for the existence of The Penelopiad. Or rather, the lack of one. As Margaret Atwood tells...

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