The Anansi Blog

This Is a Photograph of Me by Margaret Atwood April 27 2016

This Is a Photograph of Me by Margaret Atwood It was taken some time ago. At first it seems to be a smeared print: blurred lines and grey flecks blended with the paper; then, as you scan it, you see in the left-hand corner a thing that is like a branch: part of a tree … Read More

The Top 10 Lines from Margaret Atwood’s “Survival” August 06 2015

By Caryn Cathart Initially published in the early ’70s, Margaret Atwood’s Survival dared to think critically about Canadian literature when its existence alone was a matter of fierce debate. In the book, Atwood tries to locate the central preoccupations of our poetry and fiction, and she succeeds by providing whip-smart criticism written in her distinctly provocative voice. … Read More

Introducing Speeches for Doctor Frankenstein: a multimedia Atwood Pachter project November 02 2012

In 1966, before they were international sensations, Margaret Atwood and Charles Pachter teamed up to create Speeches for Doctor Frankenstein — now a unique piece of cultural history and available for the first time as an enhanced eBook for iPad. In this imaginative work, only existing as an artist book of fifteen copies until recently, … Read More

Surviving CanLit with Margaret Atwood October 18 2012

As a part of the launch of the new A-List series, a curated selection of titles from Anansi’s backlist featuring handsome new covers and introductions by well-known Canadian writers, comes Margaret Atwood‘s Survival, with an introduction by the author. Read on for an excerpt from the introduction. The raucous though unlikely success of Survival caused … Read More

Anansi Presents Margaret Atwood December 01 2011

Margaret Atwood has been publishing books with Anansi since the ’60’s when we published The Circle Game — we’ve even published her children’s book Up in the Tree on the Groundwood side. Her most recent adult book with us was Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, which will soon be a movie on … Read More

In which we find our books reflecting today’s news August 09 2011

We often joke around the office that Margaret Atwood has a bit of the “Seer” in her. Not only did she write and present the 2008 CBC Massey Lectures on debt just as the global economic crisis hit, she introduced us to Marjorie Harris who wrote a book on being thrifty that ended up being … Read More