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Margaret Atwood

Celebrating Forty Years of Margaret Atwood

To mark the publication of Margaret Atwood’s new novel, The Testaments and to celebrate forty years of publishing with Virago – her novel Surfacing was one of the first Virago Modern Classics in 1979 – Virago are publishing on August 22 2019, four of her novels as Collector’s Editions. In paperback at £9.99 in stunning new designs with flaps and foil, these four books: Cat’s Eye, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace and The Blind Assassin are some of her greatest novels.

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Margaret Atwood fever returns with The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2

After months of anticipation – plus an extra agonising month on top of what our friends in the US and Australia had to wait – The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 returns to our screens on Sunday 20th May. Margaret Atwood’s novels make for the most incredible adaptations – Alias Grace aired on Netflix at the end of […]

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Q&A with Margaret Atwood

  Fresh from receiving the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade at the Frankfurt Book Fair and the Franz Kafka award in Prague, Margaret Atwood can now look forward to a brilliant six part film adaptation of Alias Grace (Netflix November 3rd). And so can we. Margaret Atwood has published with Virago since 1979. […]

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Margaret Atwood in The New Yorker

Bestselling. Award winning. Beloved. Virago is proud to publish the incredible force that is Margaret Atwood. In case you missed it, click here to read this fantastic profile piece in The New Yorker.

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The year in Virago podcasts – from Joan Aiken to Margaret Atwood

This year we started the Virago podcast, inviting some of our brilliant authors and friends of Virago to come in and read to us, debate with us, and discuss everything from feminism to erotic teddy bears (have a listen to Margaret Atwood’s interview for that one). Thanks to all the brilliant guests we’ve had this […]

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The Virago Story: A BBC Documentary

We are so delighted and proud to share the news that Virago will be the subject of an hour-long documentary which airs on BBC Four on Monday 31 October, 10 – 11pm. Read the BBC’s announcement here and below – and don’t forget to tune in on Monday 31!   Virago: Changing the World One […]

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Margaret Atwood Competition: Win signed prizes and tickets to an exclusive event

Atwood fans, assemble! This year, Margaret Atwood has been awarded the highly prestigious PEN Pinter Prize – awarded annually to to a writer who, in the words of Harold Pinter’s Nobel Literature Prize speech, casts an ‘unflinching, unswerving gaze upon the world’ and shows a ‘fierce intellectual determination…to define the real truth of our lives and […]

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Fifty Shades . . . of Feminism

Everyone’s talking about Fifty Shades again this week.* We can only assume they’re celebrating our recent paperback release of Fifty Shades of Feminism, the seminal, eye-opening, downright essential collection of short takes on feminism today! Is being a woman all about submitting to desire?  There are many more shades than that . . . and here are fifty […]

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Our favourite Margaret Atwood books

To celebrate the publication of The Heart Goes Last in paperback, we asked the Virago team to tell us about some of their other favourite Margaret Atwood books…   About The Heart Goes Last: Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of economic and social collapse. Living in their […]

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The Heart Goes Last paperback cover reveal

Virago has been proud to publish the inimitable Margaret Atwood since 1979, and so we are thrilled to reveal the cover for her latest novel, The Heart Goes Last, out in paperback on 4th August 2016. Sinister and wickedly funny, in The Heart Goes Last Atwood tells the story of a near-future in which the lawful are locked up and the lawless […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: The Gate to Women’s Country

This week’s SF Masterwork of the Week (anyone know another word for ‘week’, by the way? Using it twice in six words isn’t great practice…) comes from our current Author of the Month, the renowned Sheri S. Tepper. It is her 1988 opus The Gate to Women’s Country, of which The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction […]

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