Click play to listen. Recorded on November 6, 2005.
Author and poet Margaret Atwood accepts the Chicago Tribune Literary Prize in honor of her talent, hard work, and passion. Between anecdotes of avoiding poisonous mushrooms in the north woods of Canada and punch lines of razor-sharp wit, Atwood stocks her audience with precious advice. She recounts her early years as a developing writer and the troubles she faced while penning her 1996 novel Alias Grace. This is a lecture for artists and fans alike.
Ann Marie Lipinski
, former editor of the Chicago Tribune, introduces Atwood.
Above: Margaret Atwood at the Eden Mills Writers' Festival, in Ontario, Canada, September 2006. Photograph by Vanwaffle.