The San Miguel Writers’ Conference is pleased to announce that acclaimed author Margaret Atwood will be coming to the seventh annual conference. Her keynote address, “Writing and Hope,” will be given in English and simultaneously translated into Spanish on Thursday, February 16, at 6:00 PM. She will also be participating in a panel discussion on Sunday, February 19, at 1:00PM with some of our other featured authors.
Margaret Atwood was born in Ottawa, Canada and grew up in northern Ontario, Quebec, and Toronto. She attended Victoria College at the University of Toronto for undergraduate study, and went on to Radcliffe College where she received her master’s degree.
She has authored numerous books of poetry, fiction, non-fiction and has been published in more than forty languages, including Farsi, Japanese, Turkish, Finnish, Korean, Icelandic and Estonian. Her novel, The Blind Assassin, won the Booker Prize in 2000. Her non-fiction book, Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, was the central theme of the 2008 Massey Lecture series. She has been the Writer-In-Resident at several universities including the University of Toronto, Macquarie University, and Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas.
If you would like to watch Atwood discuss her role as social campaigner and feminist, click HERE.
If you would like to see Atwood talk about her investigation into the economic and social history of debt, click HERE.