Margaret Atwood

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One parent cited a perceived ‘lack of vigilance regarding the age appropriateness’ of some books on the prescribed reading lists. Photograph: iStock

Some books being studied by Junior Cert and Leaving Cert English students feature “disturbing and sick content” and material that is “clearly unsuitab(...)

The Handmaid’s Tale season 4 lands at cultural moment very different from the original

Arriving mere weeks after the inauguration in 2017 of Donald Trump as US president, The Handmaid’s Tale was the right show at the right time. Its warn(...)

One of the books  identified as problematic by a caller to Liveline this week  is Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, the TV series of which stars  Elisabeth Moss. Photograph: Sophie Giraud/Hulu

I’m deeply suspicious of people who preface their arguments with “as a parent” or “as a mother” as though it confers on them some greater moral author(...)

Salman Rushdie. ‘I’m not a geopolitical entity. I’m someone writing in a room.’ Photograph:  Sara Krulwich/New York Times

Poor Salman Rushdie. The one thing I am most keen to talk to him about is the one thing he absolutely, definitely does not want to discuss. “I really (...)

For many parents, electronic devices will be the go-to method to keep children entertained and busy over the two-week Easter break. It is, of course, (...)

Douglas Stuart: dedicated the book to his own mother, who died of alcoholism when he was 16.

Douglas Stuart has won the 2020 Booker Prize for Shuggie Bain, the debut novel he spent 10 years writing based on his own experience of a Glasgow chil(...)

Amy Coney Barrett  is sworn in as a US supreme court judge as her husband Jesse Barrett looks on on the south lawn of the White House on October 26th. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Of all the attacks on Amy Coney Barrett, newly confirmed to the US supreme court, the onslaught on her childcare arrangements is the most bewildering.(...)

 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(...)

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