My good friend Lydia and I went to see the amazing Margaret Atwood last week.
She talked about her recent novel Hag Seed, which is based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
Lydia and I celebrated (writers celebrate EVERYTHING!) with these:
So, although I did make some notes, they are largely jibberish and a shorthand of a different time and place. But I did come away with some quotes:
Margaret’s favourite book is A Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy
‘It is impossible to write a novel that isn’t a social commentary.’
‘Novels allow a reader to imagine they’re someone else. They foster empathy.’