Margaret Atwood’s Booker prize-winning novel, The Blind Assassin, sets a series of interlocking stories within the framework of a manuscript left behind by a young Canadian woman who has died in a car crash. Atwood explains to the Guardian book club why she decided to write the novel in several different genres, how she set about evoking the 1930s, and how journalism and personal testimony often involve different forms of truth. She also answers questions from the audience on subjects ranging from the historical and cultural treasure trove of military uniform to the prevalence in her work of the colour mauve.Reading listThe Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood (Virago)Claire ArmitsteadJohn MullanMargaret AtwoodTim Maby …read more

Via: The Guardian | Books