“[Burning Questions] reflects both the urgency of the issues dear to her—literature, feminism, the environment, human rights—and their combustibility…The book’s scope and the perspicacity of her writing evince the reading and thinking of a long life well lived.”
“Inspiring…Always in demand for her keen perception and bewitching storytelling, Atwood presents witty, parrying, and complexly illuminating tales about her long, ever-vital writing life.”
“This collection is marked both by her ongoing concern with the ethical and moral issues her fiction raises and an appealing flexibility in terms of subject matter…Smart and concerned essays and arguments from an author whose global concerns haven’t flagged.”
“Canadian poet, novelist and literary critic Margaret Atwood’s diverse and intense interests in subjects from feminism to climate change are on full display in her latest book.”
“Atwood’s writing voice is both accessible and compelling: she invites you in, and you want to keep reading…Despite the difficult truths told across these many pages, there is humor here and there is hope…This collection clearly shows what many of us already know, Atwood is one of our greatest writers, and although she claims to not be prophetic (ha!), we should all pay attention to what she’s saying.”
—The Brooklyn Rail
Praise for Margaret Atwood
“Margaret Atwood [is] a living legend.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“One of the most admired practitioners of the novel in North America.”
—Alan Cheuse, Chicago Tribune
“Brilliant…Atwood is a poet….as well as a contriver of fiction, and scarcely a sentence of her quick, dry yet avid prose fails to do useful work, adding to a picture that becomes enormous.”
—The New Yorker
“There may be no novelist better suited to tapping the current era’s anxieties than Margaret Atwood.”
Part I: 2004 to 2009 | What Will Happen Next?
Frozen in Time
From Eve to Dawn
Five Visits to the Word-Hoard
The Echo Maker
Trees of Life, Trees of Death
Anne of Green Gables
Alice Munro: An Appreciation
A Writing Life
Part II: 2010 to 2013 | Art Is Our Nature
The Writer as Political Agent? Really?
Literature and the Environment
Bring Up the Bodies
Rachel Carson Anniversary
The Futures Market
Why I Wrote Maddaddam
Seven Gothic Tales
How to Change the World?
Part III: 2014 to 2016 | Which Is to Be Master
The Summer of the Stromatolites
Reflections on The Handmaid’s Tale
We Are Double-Plus Unfree
Buttons or Bows?
Shakespeare and Me
Kiss of the Fur Queen
We Hang by a Thread
Part IV: 2017 To 2019 | How Slippery Is the Slope?
What Art Under Trump?
The Illustrated Man
Am I A Bad Feminist?
We Lost Ursula Le Guin When We Needed Her Most
Three Tarot Cards
A Slave State?
Oryx and Crake
Greetings, Earthlings! What Are These Human Rights of Which You Speak?
Memory of Fire
Tell. The. Truth.
Part V: 2020 to 2021 | Thought and Memory
Growing Up in Quarantineland
The Writing of The Testaments
The Bedside Book of Birds
Perpetual Motion and Gentleman Death
Caught in Time’s Current
The Sea Trilogy