Margaret AtwoodThe Campus Bookstore will host author Margaret Atwood for a reading and book signing in the Education Building on Thursday, May 11.

Literary icon to visit campus for reading and book signing

Margaret Atwood will read from and sign her works during an appearance on the UWindsor campus Thursday, May 11.

Atwood is the author of over 60 books — novels, short stories, poetry and nonfiction —  including the best-selling novels The Handmaid’s Tale (now a major TV series from streaming service Hulu, televised in Canada on the Bravo channel) and Oryx and Crake.

Her most recent books are the novel Hag-Seed, a retelling of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and two volumes of the graphic novel Angel Catbird, a superhero comic which addresses the problem of cats killing birds.

She will perform a brief reading and then answer questions from the audience before signing books during the event, hosted by the Campus Bookstore. It begins at noon in room 1101, Education Building.

The bookstore will have copies of all Atwood’s books in print available for purchase.

“We are so delighted to be able to host a true giant of Canadian literature,” says marketing co-ordinator Martin Deck. “Atwood has been important to our culture for decades, and her works continue to find new relevance and new audiences.”