Margaret Atwood discusses her novel, “Alias Grace,” in this 1997 archive interview hosted by Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff.
“Alias Grace” deals with an 1943 murder in Canada near Toronto, and its aftermath, a subject that intrigued Margaret Atwood for many years prior to the writing of the book. Originally a screenplay she expanded into a novel, it is one of the few works by Margaret Atwood based on historical events.
The interview was recorded in January 1997 in her hotel room in San Francisco. It was digitized, remastered and edited in September 2020, and is now heard in its entirety for the first time.
“Alias Grace” was produced as a miniseries in 2017 and is available on Netflix.