The Los Angeles Times has announced that Margaret Atwood will be presented with the fourth annual Innovator’s Award for her efforts to push narrative form.
From the press release:
From her earliest works, in which Atwood established herself as a vanguard of feminist fiction, to such genre-blurring novels as The Handmaid’s Tale, she has always sought new ideas and forms of expression. Most recently, her engagement with and enthusiasm for social media, electronic publishing initiatives, and innovative outreach to her readers have made her a trendsetter in digital culture and inspire a new generation of fans and writers.
The award, which spotlights cutting-edge business models, technology, or applications of narrative art, will be presented April 19 at the 33rd annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes held at the University of South California.