Atwood Gets the Buzzfeed Treatment

First lady of Canadian letters and Twitter powerhouse, Margaret Atwood, is a force to be reckoned with online, navigating social media and the online world with an ease envied by many writers half her age.

On Sunday, popular listicles website Buzzfeed added to her digital footprint with a list of quotes from Atwood on living and writing.

Don't miss this selection of Atwood's pithy insights!

The Lucky Seven Interview, with Michelle Berry

Michelle Berry's newest book, Interference (ECW Press), has become one of the summer's power house novels. By teasing back the calm veneer of a small town to expose the complexity below, Berry creates a tense, witty and lifelike atmosphere. As the town deals with issues as large as suspected pedophilia and as claustrophobic as obsessive compulsion, readers will find the linked stories, in Berry's hands, cause "the pages [to] practically turn themselves", as the National Post observed.

The WAR Series: Writers as Readers, with Carole Giangrande

In Carole Giangrande's Midsummer (Inanna Publications), a young woman named Joy is haunted by the spirit of her grandfather, the family patriarch, who many years before had a vision that convinced him that he was blessed. His children reacted to this conviction in different ways, changing the history of the family. When the family is brought together in the year 2000, that history comes to light in new ways, changing Joy's life and relationships.

Today Carole joins us to take on the The WAR Series: Writers As Readers questionnaire, which gives writers an opportunity to talk about the books that shaped them, from first loves to new favourites.

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