Margaret Atwood was presented with the Franz Kafka International Prize of 2017. On October 17 at the Old Town Hall in Prague, Atwood received the award, although she was chosen by the international jury in May. See this press release for more information and for a list of past recipients.
Atwood’s interview with Ian Willoughby for Radio Prague can be found here.
At the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair, Margaret Atwood was presented with the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade for her body of work. “Recognized for her bleak worldview that captures contemporary issues with poignancy,” the accompanying link explains, she “spoke at the Paulskirche about the importance of writing in a historically significant age.” The event was also written about here.
The Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (CSFFA) has announced the 2017 Aurora award winners. Among them is Margaret Atwood for her graphic novel Angel Catbird Vol 1. This year the awards ceremony was held on September 22 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The buzz is growing over Alias Grace, and we can’t wait. The miniseries adapts Atwood’s book about Grace Marks, a Canadian maid who is accused and convicted of murdering her employers in 1843. See the official trailer on Entertainment Weekly.
Margaret Atwood has won the PEN Pinter Free-Speech prize for her work championing environmental causes.The award was established in 2009 in honor of Harold Pinter.
Margaret Atwood will write three ‘Angel Catbird’ graphic novels for Dark Horse Comics to launch in 2016.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Catbird — so called because he’s part man, part owl and part cat as the result of “some spilled genetic Super-Splicer,” according to Atwood — will be the star of three graphic novels written by the Canadian novelist and poet and illustrated by Shattered and Firebug‘s Johnnie Christmas, with the series being produced in conjunction with Nature Canada’s Keep Cats Safe and Save Bird Lives initiative.