The English Department is pleased to announce that our 2014 Yusko Ward-Phillips lecturer is Margaret Atwood. Ms. Atwood will speak at 7:00pm, Wednesday April 9, in the McKenna Hall Auditorium. A book signing and reception will follow in the McKenna Hall Atrium.
This event is free and open to the public.
A perennial finalist for the Nobel Prize in Literature and winner of many international literary awards, including the Booker Prize, Atwood is the author of more than thirty volumes of fiction, poetry, children's literature, and nonfiction. She is perhaps best-known for her novels, which include The Handmaid's Tale, Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, and MaddAddam. Her nonfiction book Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, was recently made into a documentary. Her work has been published in more than forty languages, including Farsi, Japanese, Turkish, Korean, Icelandic, and Estonian.
Ms. Atwood's appearance is funded by the Yusko Endowment for Excellence in English, the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, and the Provost's Distinguished Women Lecturers Program. Additional sponsors include the Department of American Studies, the PhD in Literature Program, the College of Science Minor in Sustainability, and the Gender Studies Program.