Meeting of Minds
academic interviews international novelist
University of Leicester academic is to interview the world renowned novelist
Margaret Atwood in a public event at the Broadway Centre in Nottingham.
Martin Halliwell, Senior Lecturer in the University’s Department of English
and the Centre for American Studies, will be discussing Margaret Atwood’s new
book, Oryx and Crake with the author
on Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at 7 pm.
Canadian author is one of the most well-known and respected writers in the
world, receiving literary awards from numerous countries. Atwood won the Booker
Prize in 2000 for her tenth novel, The
Blind Assassin, while three others have been on Booker shortlists: The
Handmaid’s Tale, Cat’s Eye and Alias
Grace. She is the author of more than thirty internationally acclaimed works
of fiction, poetry and critical essays, many of which have been translated into
other languages. Her latest futuristic novel, Oryx
and Crake, explores the relationship between genetic technology and social
inequality in what The Seattle Times describes as ‘a shuddering post-apocalyptic
vision of the world’.
Halliwell is no stranger to Broadway. He has presented films, workshops and
adult education events there over the last five years, most recently an
introduction to the film The Hours in April this year, and has been involved with the Centre
through the regional media agency, Viewfinder, which organises film education
events in the East Midlands.
discussion with Margaret Atwood has been jointly organised by Waterstones
Bookshop and Broadway.
cost £3 and are available from Broadway Box Office, 14-18 Broad Street,
Nottingham, NH1 3AL, telephone 0115 952 6611.
NOTE TO EDITORS:
information is available from Dr Martin Halliwell, University of Leicester
Department of English, tel 0116 252 2645, email firstname.lastname@example.org,
or from Caroline Hennigan, Film Programmer, Broadway, tel 0115 952 6600, email email@example.com
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