Margaret Atwood has never been more relevant than she is today. Readers are turning to her work as they face the rise of authoritarian politics, rapidly evolving technologies, and the on-going disaster of climate change. Her poetry and books are about survival, but they are also survival tools themselves.
The recent success of the television adaptation of her novel, ”The Handmaid’s Tale”, has made Atwood a household name. The launch of its sequel, ”The Testaments”, has been international news. Millions follow Atwood’s early morning Tweets. Yet few know the private Margaret Atwood. Who is the woman behind these stories? How does she always seem to know what is to come?