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Margaret Atwood V: “Oryx and Crake,” 2003

Margaret Atwood, in conversation with Richard Wolinsky, recorded in the KPFA studios June 10, 2003 while on tour for the novel “Oryx and Crake.”

One of the most distinguished authors writing today, Margaret Atwood is best known for her novel “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and well as several other novels, short stories, poems, essays and political commentary.

In this interview from 2003, she discusses her science fiction novel “Oryx and Crake,” first of what later became a trilogy including ‘Year of the Flood” and “Maddadam,” as well as her views on the then-recent Bush invasion of Iraq and other topics.

This is the fifth of eight interviews with Margaret Atwood conducted between the years 1989 and 2013. The full interview is newly remastered and edited.

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