Radio Wolinsky

Margaret Atwood VI: 2006, Moral Disorder, Writing with Intent

Margaret Atwood in conversation with Richard Wolinsky, discussing her books, Moral Disorder, Writing with Intent and The Penelopiad, recorded November 3, 2006 in the KPFA studios.

The author of such novels as The Handmaid’s Tale and Oryx and Crake talks about her three recent works: Moral Disorder, a series of connected short stories; Writing with Intent, a collection of essays; and The Penelopiad, a comic take on the Odyssey from the perspective of Odysseus’ wife.

She also discusses the relation of memoir and fiction, America’s role in Afghanistan, her views about America from the perspective of a Canadian, genre fiction, and other issues.

Margaret Atwood I, 1989: Cat’s Eye, The Handmaid’s Tale
Margaret Atwood II, 1993: The Robber Bride
Margaret Atwood III, 1997: Alias Grace
Margaret Atwood IV, 2000: The Blind Assassin