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Atwood’s LongPen comes in handy for The Year of the Flood

When her previous novel, Oryx and Crake, was published six years ago, Margaret Atwood was unable to make use of the LongPen, her quirky invention that allows authors to do remote book signings. But with The Year of the Flood due in September, the travel-averse author has already announced she’ll be using the LongPen to simultaneously link with fans in Toronto, Vancouver, and Halifax. Atwood will appear in person on Sept. 27 at Toronto’s The Word On The Street festival, which is celebrating its 20th year. From the WOTS release:

The interactive video broadcast will allow festival participants to engage in a question and answer session with Atwood. Atwood will sign books for fans in Vancouver and Halifax using the LongPen, allowing her to talk with each fan via private video chat and to transmit a genuine, personalized autograph instantly to their copy of the book.