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Atwood on the eve of the election

Margaret Atwood sat down with a CP reporter recently, ostensibly to promote her new collection, The Tent. But the main subject of discussion seemed to be next week’s federal election. Though she won’t reveal her own party affiliation, Atwood clearly fears a Conservative win, and wonders why no party is addressing the issues that have informed much of her own speculative fiction: disease, disaster, and out-of-control technology. She also speaks up for arts funding, and reveals that she has another short-story collection scheduled for publication this fall. Following The Tent and The Penelopiad, that will make three books in the space of a year; it’s a happy time for Atwood fans.

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Click here for the CP interview in the Brandon Sun