This gathering of 21 interviews with Margaret Atwood covers a broad spectrum of topics. Beginning with Graeme Gibson's ?Dissecting the Way a Writer Works" (1972), the conversations provide a forum for Atwood to talk about her own work, her career as a writer, feminism, and Canadian cultural nationalism, and to refute the autobiographical fallacy. These conversations offer what Earl Ingersoll calls "a kind of 'biography' of Margaret Atwood - the only kind of biography she is likely to sanction." Enlivened by Atwood's unfailing sense of humour, the interviews present an invaluable view of a distinguished contemporary writer at work.
Earl G. Ingersoll is a distinguished university professor at the State University of New York at Brockport. He is the author or editor of eleven books of interviews and literary criticism.