Margaret Atwood on the Internet

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Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaiden’s Tale, the last book Jenna Le loved, tells us about writing with the internet as part of PEN’s Dialogue Series.

“For me the experience of writing is really an experience of losing control.… I think it’s very much like dreaming or like surfing. You go out there and wait for a wave, and when it comes it takes you somewhere and you don’t know where it’ll go.”

Watch the video here.


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