Doubleday Burning Questions: Essays and Occasional Pieces, 2004 to 2021
Doubleday Burning Questions: Essays and Occasional Pieces, 2004 to 2021

Burning Questions: Essays and Occasional Pieces, 2004 to 2021

By Margaret Atwood

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Publication Date: March 1, 2022

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This brilliant selection of essays—funny, erudite, endlessly curious, uncannily prescient—seeks answers to Burning Questions such as:

 

• Why do people everywhere, in all cultures, tell stories?

• How much of yourself can you give away without evaporating?

• How can we live on our planet?

• Is it true? And is it fair?

• What do zombies have to do with authoritarianism?

 

In over fifty pieces Atwood aims her prodigious intellect and impish humor at the world, and reports back to us on what she finds. The roller-coaster period covered in the collection brought an end to the end of history, a financial crash, the rise of Trump and a pandemic. From debt to tech, the climate crisis to freedom, from when to dispense advice to the young (answer: only when asked) and how to define granola, we have no better guide than Atwood to the many and varied mysteries of our universe.

About the Author

MARGARET ATWOOD, whose work has been published in more than forty-five countries, is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry, critical essays, and graphic novels. In addition to The Handmaid’s Tale, now an award-winning TV series, her novels include Cat’s Eye, short-listed for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; Oryx and Crake, short-listed for the 2003 Man Booker Prize; The Year of the Flood, MaddAddam; and Hag-Seed. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the Franz Kafka Prize, the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Los Angeles Times Innovator’s Award. In 2019, she was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour for services to literature.

Author Residence: Toronto, Canada

Format: Hardcover

Length: 496 pages

Publisher: Doubleday

Publication Date: March 1, 2022

ISBN: 9780385547482

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