On Oryx and Crake


Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake has been adapted for HBO, and the good folks at Vulture have asked her about it. She riffs on language, Comic-Con, and The Hunger Games’ “stimulated environment”:

I think the real issues there are moral: Would I kill my best friend? It’s funny how when girls are given weapons, it’s quite frequently bows and arrows. What is that? Because you don’t get to get up close with a bludgeon to actually bash somebody’s head in. So in the Narnia books, I think it’s Susan who got a magic bow and arrow. And that goes way back to Artemis the huntress, and the Amazons.

Bryan Washington has written for Puerto Del Sol, Ninth Letter, and Midnight Breakfast, among others; he's also the recipient of a Houstonia Fellowship. He lives around New Orleans. More from this author →