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Curious Pursuits
Curious Pursuits
Curious Pursuits
(UK and Australian version of Writing with Intent)

"'Whenever I resolve to write less and do something healthful instead, like ice dancing - some honey-tongued editor is sure to call me up and make me an offer I can't refuse. So in some ways this book is simply the result of an under-developed ability to say no.' Collected and published in the UK for the first time, here are essays and journalism from the brilliant novelist and poet. Ranging from book reviews of John Updike and Toni Morrison to an appreciation of Dashiell Hammet; an account of a journey in Afghanistan that sowed the seeds of The Handmaid's Tale; passionate ecological writings; funny stories of 'my most embarrassing moments'; obituaries of some of her great friends and fellow writers: Angela Carter, Mordecai Richler, Carol Shields. This is an insightful, thoughtful and revealing record of the life and times and writings of Margaret Atwood from 1970 to the present."  —The Publisher.

Short Fiction
Site Awards

Excerpts from Curious Pursuits
Excerpt: "Part One: 1983-1989" -
"Letter to America" - The Nation
Excerpt from "On Virginia Woolf" - Sherry
Excerpt: "Review of Pamuk's Snow" - New York Times
Extract: "Writing Oryx and Crake - Virago
Extract: "I first went to Europe on May 13, 1964" - The Guardian

Atwood Regarding Curious Pursuits
Interview, Edinburgh 2005 - ABC Australia

Book Reviews
The Sunday Times, 2005
The Sunday Herald, 2002
The Guardian, 2005
The Age, 2005

to Margaret Atwood's Non-fiction Works

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Margaret Atwood has gone on to become not just
a major Canadian Writer, and a woman writer (whom some would call a Feminist Writer),
but an award-winning author of English literature. Her works include novels,
short stories, poetry, non-fiction, children's books, etc.