Margaret Atwood
Words and Music


During her 2009 book tour for The Year of the Flood, Margaret Atwood partnered with Los Angeles musician Orville Stoeber to perform a number of environmentally themed hymns from the book’s pages. In addition to three of the songs that resulted from this collaboration, we’ve compiled a number of clips from Jo Scott-Coe’s recent interview with Atwood, in which the acclaimed Canadian writer discusses a range of topics—from the role of “secular saints” in contemporary society to our inherent need for amusement and the delicate balance novels must achieve between entertainment and education.


    “Black Marks” (0:12 preview)

Photograph by Phoebe Larmore
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