Burning Questions – from cultural icon Margaret Atwood comes a brilliant collection of essays – funny, erudite, endlessly curious, uncannily prescient
More about the book!
Penguin Random House SA is delighted to announce the publication of Margaret Atwood’s Burning Questions: Essays 2004‒2021 in March 2022.
This is an exhilarating collection of non-fiction from the bestselling, double Booker Prize-winning phenomenon that is Margaret Atwood, in which she seeks answers to Burning Questions such as:
- Why do people everywhere, in all cultures, tell stories?
- How much of yourself can you give away without evaporating?
- How can we live on our planet?
- Is it true? And is it fair?
- What do zombies have to do with authoritarianism?
In over 50 pieces Atwood aims her prodigious intellect and impish humour at the world, and reports back to us on what she finds. This roller-coaster period brought the end of history, a financial crash, the rise of Trump and a pandemic.
From debt to tech, the climate crisis to freedom; from when to dispense advice to the young (answer: only when asked) to how to define granola, we have no better guide to the many and varied mysteries of our universe.