Books Margaret Eleanor Atwood Books by Margaret Eleanor Atwood Margaret Eleanor Atwood has written books about: Comics & Graphic Novels Literary Fiction Fiction Science Fiction & Fantasy Historical Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Margaret Eleanor Atwood NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2016's Great Reads December 6, 2016 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Book Reviews In 'Hag-Seed,' A Gentle Guide To Shakespeare's Stormy Island October 16, 2016 Margaret Atwood's retelling of The Tempest follows the exiled director of a Shakespeare festival, now reduced to putting on shows with convicts at an isolated rural prison. Book Reviews Margaret Atwood Plays With The Superhero Genre In 'Angel Catbird' September 11, 2016 Atwood may be best known as a novelist, but she's also a creator of comics — her new comic, Angel Catbird, is the gleefully subversive tale of a DNA-altered, superpowered cat-bird-man. "I'm very fond of him," Margaret Atwood says of her protagonist, Angel Catbird. Atwood is also the author of several other novels, including The Handmaid's Tale, The Blind Assassin and Oryx and Crake. Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP hide caption toggle caption Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP Author Interviews Margaret Atwood: 'I Finally Got To Do My Cat With Wings' September 9, 2016 As a child, Atwood loved drawing flying cats. Now, nearly 70 years later, Atwood's dream has been realized in a graphic novel called Angel Catbird. "I'm very fond of him," she says. Margaret Atwood: 'I Finally Got To Do My Cat With Wings' Listen · 5:50 5:50 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/492449474/493319149" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript The Heart Goes Last. Jun Tsuboike/NPR hide caption toggle caption Jun Tsuboike/NPR Book Reviews 'The Heart Goes Last' Is A Swiftian Satire Of Imbeciles In The Apocalypse October 1, 2015 Margaret Atwood's new novel started life as a digital serial about a young couple who join a strange prison-based planned community. But their hapless shallowness makes the book deeply frustrating. Jun Tsuboike/NPR The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books Now Is Not The Time For Realistic Fiction, Says Margaret Atwood September 30, 2015 The celebrated Canadian author has a new book out, The Heart Goes Last, that began as an experimental digital serial. It's a wacky dystopian satire on economic decline and the private prison industry. Now Is Not The Time For Realistic Fiction, Says Margaret Atwood Listen · 5:19 5:19 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/444775853/444790912" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Three Books... Stitch This: Three Not-At-All Cozy Books About Quilting June 15, 2014 If you think quilting's just about alphabet blocks and pastel florals, think again. Author Tracy Chevalier recommends three books that showcase kick-butt quilters and the darker side of stitchery.