10 minutes with Canadian writer, Margaret Atwood
10×10 is a series of 10 minute podcasts with presenter and journalist Rosie Goldsmith commissioned and originally published by the Commonwealth Writers. In each podcast Rosie spends 10 minutes talking to authors from five different parts of the world. The podcasts include Margaret Atwood from Canada, Jamaica’s Lorna Goodison, Sri Lankan-born writer Romesh Gunesekera and Kenya’s Binyavanga Wainaina. Each podcast features an interview with the author about their life, writing and motivation as well as a reading from their work.
The prolific Canadian writer is the author of over forty books of fiction, poetry and criticism, published in more than thirty-five countries. Her genre-defying work has been the recipient of awards as diverse as the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Science Fiction and the Booker Prize. The paperback of 'MaddAddam' (2013), the final part of her speculative history trilogy, was recently published alongside a new collection of short stories, 'Stone Mattress' (2014).