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Margaret Atwood in conversation with Karen Russell: Portland Book Festival

Tue, November 17 from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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Purchasing this preorder entitles you to a ticket to the Portland Book Festival virtual event featuring Margaret Atwood with Karen Russell on Tuesday, November 17, at 5:30 p.m. (Pacific). By purchasing the book through this link, you will be automatically registered for the virtual event, and Literary Arts will send you an email two days prior to the event containing a link to the event and instructions on how to access it. Your copy of Dearly will ship on the day of the event.

 

More about Dearly:

In Dearly, Margaret Atwood’s first collection of poetry in over a decade, Atwood addresses themes such as love, loss, the passage of time, the nature of nature and… zombies. Her new poetry is introspective and personal in tone, but wide-ranging in topic. In poem after poem, she casts her unique imagination and unyielding, observant eye over the landscape of a life carefully and intuitively lived.

While many are familiar with Margaret Atwood’s fiction—including her groundbreaking and bestselling novels The Handmaid’s TaleThe TestamentsOryx and Crake, among others—she has, from the beginning of her career, been one of our most significant contemporary poets. And she is one of the very few writers equally accomplished in fiction and poetry.  This collection is a stunning achievement that will be appreciated by fans of her novels and poetry readers alike.

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood, whose work has been published in more than forty-five countries, is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry, critical essays, and graphic novels. In addition to The Handmaid’s Tale, now an award-winning TV series, her novels include Cat’s Eye, short-listed for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; The MaddAddam Trilogy; The Heart Goes Last; and Hag-Seed. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the Franz Kafka International Literary Prize, the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Los Angeles Times Innovator’s Award. In 2019 she was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour for services to literature. In 2019, The Testaments won the Booker Prize and was longlisted for The Giller Prize. She lives in Toronto.

Preordering Dearly at this link entitles you to a ticket to the Portland Book Festival virtual event featuring Margaret Atwood with Karen Russell on Tuesday, November 17, at 5:30 p.m. (Pacific). By purchasing the book through this link, you will be automatically registered for the virtual event, and Literary Arts will send you an email two days prior to the event containing a link to the event and instructions on how to access it. Your copy of Dearly will ship on the day of the event.
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Karen Russell

Karen Russell won the 2012 and the 2018 National Magazine Award for fiction, and her first novel, Swamplandia! (2011), was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She has also written Orange World and, most recently, Sleep Donation. She has received a MacArthur Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship, the "5 under 35" prize from the National Book Foundation, the NYPL Young Lions Award, the Bard Fiction Prize, and is a former fellow of the Cullman Center and the American Academy in Berlin. She currently holds the Endowed Chair at Texas State University's MFA program, and lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and son.

Purchase Sleep DOnation from BROADWAY BOOKS or POWELL'S BOOKS, two of our Portland-based, independent bookstore partners.

All books purchased through festival events, from Annie Bloom’s Books, BROADWAY BOOKS, Green Bean Books, or Powell’s Books support the authors and publishers who share their work at the festival and the booksellers who have worked hard to keep their businesses open during these difficult times. Please buy early and often and know that by purchasing books you are supporting the sustainability of the festival.
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