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Margaret Atwood on new book "Blind Assassin"

Nov 29, 2000 —
Stephanie Curtis

Margaret Atwood's latest novel "The Blind Assassin" focuses on an octegenarian looking back on the events leading to the death of her younger sister. But the book-- which recently won Britain's prestigious Booker prize- also contains a novel-within-the-novel and yet another science fiction tale within THAT. One of the Booker judges said the novel "demonstrates Atwood's immense emotional range, as well as her poet's eye for both telling detail and psychological truth." Atwood told Minnesota Public Radio's Stephanie Curtis many of the moments in the novel came from the experiences of her mother and grandmother: