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Margaret Atwood will deliver the Kickoff Keynote at this year’s Boston Book Festival. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR).
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Margaret Atwood will deliver the Kickoff Keynote at this year’s Boston Book Festival. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR).

Margaret Atwood's latest novel is called The Heart Goes Last. She's in Boston to give the kickoff keynote address at the 7th annual Boston Book Festival Friday night in Copley Square.

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Margaret Atwood, Booker Prize-winning writer. She is author of The Handmaid's Tale, The Maddaddam Trilogy, The Blind Assassin, and now, The Heart Goes Last. She tweets @MargaretAtwood.

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NPR: Now Is Not The Time For Realistic Fiction, Says Margaret Atwood

  • "It has to be said, The Heart Goes Last is a strange version of reality, complete with sex robots, Elvis imitators and a beautiful woman who falls madly in love with a teddy bear."

The Boston Globe: ‘The Heart Goes Last’ By Margaret Atwood

  • "For all the humor, Atwood is really questioning free will. In a world of charlatans and positive-speak, can anyone really choose their own fate?"

This segment aired on October 23, 2015.

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