The New York Public Library will be hosting Margaret Atwood’s 80th birthday in spectacular literary fashion with some events open to the public as part their Fall lineup of LIVE from NYPL. Actors, writers and special guests will be paying tribute to the prolific author. Atwood is especially known for her dystopian visions of the future and has penned more than 50 books of fiction, poetry, critical essays and even graphic novels. Her most famous work would be the Handmaid’s Tale, a harrowing novel set in a Fascist-like future America, now an Emmy award-winning television series.An Evening With Margaret Atwood will also include a one-night-only rare display from the library’s special collections inspired by Atwood’s life and work. The event, held in December, is supported partly by the Consulate General of Canada in America.
Other notable events in the library’s Fall lineup include the award-winning Amitav Ghosh with Nathaniel Rich in a discussion titled Climate Change Isn’t Fiction in September, poet Robert Pinsky and soul legend Booker T. Jones in October, REM lead singer Michael Stipe in November and more.
Tickets are available online at: http://on.nypl.org/LIVEf19b