Margaret Atwood

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 Melatu-Uche Okorie: “A lot of creativity will come out of lockdown.” Photograph: Alan Betson

This article is part of a series focusing on hope, courage and resilience in the time of Covid-19 “All of humanity’s problems stem from our inability(...)

US writer Jamaica Kincaid: possible winner if Swedish Academy plays safe after years of controversy. Photograph: Leonardo Cendamo/Getty Images

Jamaica Kincaid and Anne Carson have been tipped as possible winners of this week’s Nobel Prize in literature, with the secretive jury expected to pla(...)

Australian musician  Nick Cave   said cancel culture’s refusal to engage with uncomfortable ideas had an asphyxiating effect on the creative soul of a society. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/GettyImages

Political correctness has an “asphyxiating effect on the creative soul of a society”, according to Nick Cave, who has criticised “cancel culture” in h(...)

A generation of people are choosing to be child free as a result of the climate crisis. Photograph: iStock

When I think that it won’t hurt too much, I imagine the children I will not have. Would they be more like me or my partner? Would they have inherited (...)

It’s one thing to make a success out of holding a conference online, and quite another to make any money from it.  Photograph: Getty Images

Collision from Home, the first Web Summit event to be held remotely and using a software platform developed in-house, was a rip-roaring success, so it(...)

Welcome to The Irish Times book quiz. You can put your knowledge of all things literary to the test by attempting these 10 questions, compiled by Frey(...)

Adult fiction sales surged by 66 per cent last week as readers, even those already equipped with ceiling-high To Be Read piles, replenished their stocks. Photograph: Joel Saget/ AFP/ Getty Images

As cinemas, music venues and theatres nationwide have closed their doors, more books than ever are being opened, even though libraries and bookshops t(...)

Tiffany Ruiz working out with Nintendo’s Ring Fit Adventure game at home in Bakersfield, California. Photograph: Rozette Rago/The New York Times

Tiffany Ruiz had tried various gyms, apps, workout routines and diets, all in an effort to get fit and lose some weight. “None of them worked because (...)

Élisa Shua Dusapin is a stylish French writer interested in the emotional life of her characters.

“Our beaches are still waiting for the end of a war that’s been going on for so long people have stopped believing it’s real.” In Sokcho, a tourist to(...)

Elisabeth Moss: "The idea of using The Invisible Man as an analogy for gaslighting is so interesting." Photograph: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images

Unlike so many stars who failed to escape a career-making performance, Elisabeth Moss has hardly put a foot wrong since Mad Men – and her latest ro(...)

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