Author Margaret Atwood to Speak at U of Guelph


Noted Canadian author Margaret Atwood will be speaking at the University of Guelph on Nov. 25.

The event, which takes place at War Memorial starting at 8 p.m., is sponsored by Café Philosophique, The Bookshelf and the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival. Atwood will read from her recent book, The Heart Goes Last.

Atwood, whose work has been published in 35 countries, is the author of more than 40 books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. In addition to The Handmaid’s Tale, her novels include Cat’s Eye, short-listed for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; Oryx and Crake, short-listed for the 2003 Man Booker Prize; The Year of the Flood; and MaddAddam.

Tickets are available in advance at The Bookshelf or at the door. General admission tickets are $8, or$5 with book purchase. Student tickets are $6, or $3 with book purchase.