Atwood Interview

As part of the New Scientist Live 2017 festival of ideas, I was thrilled to be asked to interview Margaret Atwood. The event, titled "Science, fiction and the future", took place on the Main Stage – VIP Area at the ExCeL Centre in London on Sunday 1st October 2017. We discussed Atwood's prodigious writing career, focussing in particular on the importance of science and futurity in novels such as The Handmaid's Tale (1985), Oryx and Crake (2003), The Year of the Flood (2009), MaddAddam (2013) and The Heart Goes Last (2015).

Click below to watch a recording of the interview (which starts a couple of minutes into the interview, but continues until the end of the interview), made by the NewScientist Live FaceBook livestream of the event.


And here's the information page about the event.

Finally, a really lovely photo that Margaret posed for with me after our conversation!