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  1. 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!...

  2. 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,...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. April 23, 2010

    20 questions: Nigel Newton, Bloomsbury

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

  7. April 22, 2010

    20 questions: Nigel Newton

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

  8. 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:...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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,...

  15. 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...

  16. February 28, 2009

    Space invader

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

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. October 25, 2008

    Life after debt

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

  23. October 25, 2008

    In the crossfire

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

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. September 7, 2007

    Inspiring modernity

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

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. December 23, 2006

    When gift is just that and nothing else

    I wonder whether the three wise men were truly wise or whether, to be more specific, they had the right idea of giving. The...

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