Conversations with Tyler: Margaret Atwood

Tyler Cowen explores the world of ideas in one-on-one dialogues with today’s top thinkers.

Apr 08, 2019
George Mason University - Arlington Founders Hall Auditorium 3351 Fairfax Dr Arlington, VA 22201
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Tyler Cowen

Holbert L. Harris Chair of Economics at George Mason University

Margaret Atwood, author, activist, and literary critic, will join Tyler Cowen for a wide-ranging dialogue as part of the Mercatus Center’s Conversations with Tyler series.

Famous among literary lovers, television bingers, and cultural commentators alike, Atwood’s work addresses many controversial issues of our time including the limits and ethics of science and technology, regulation of reproductive rights, the general trend of political affairs, and more.

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty works of fiction, poetry, and critical essays, including two novels that have been adapted as popular TV series. The Handmaid’s Tale received 13 Emmy nominations and eight awards—including for Best Drama. Atwood herself received a standing ovation. Atwood’s Giller-winning, Booker-shortlisted murder mystery Alias Grace is now a Netflix original series and is notable for being written, produced, and directed by women.

Atwood has won many prestigious awards including the Booker Prize, Arthur C. Clarke Award, Governor General’s Award, the PEN Pinter Prize, and the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle.

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