Hey fellow nerds, stop watching Agents of SHIELD for five minutes and appreciate the latest news from Margaret Atwood. Dark Horse comics announced earlier today that Atwood is writing her first graphic novel series, Angel Catbird.
While a lot of fuss is made over Kate Middleton’s bouncy hair and seemingly endless stream of finely made outerwear, not everyone agrees that she’s a style icon. And among that “not everyone” is author Margaret Atwood.
Margaret Atwood, high priestess of an oracular temple deep in the digital Canadian woods, did a Reddit AMA Monday. It's great: she was asked all of the questions you might expect (Where do you see political dystopia today? What's your ~process~?) and some you might not (Who is your fictional boyfriend?). Read on…
A thousand spruce trees have just been planted in a forest near Oslo. In a century, the trees will be cut down and made into paper to print books that have never been read before. The project is called the Future Library, and Margaret Atwood has agreed to contribute the collection's first work.
Dang: HBO just greenlighted MaddAddam, an adaptation of Margaret Atwood's dystopian trilogy of genetic shenanigans/apocalyptic disaster that kicks off with Oryx and Crake. Even better, Darren Aronofsky (last seen drenching Russell Crowe and pissing off evangelicals with Noah) will be executive producer.
OMFG thank the mighty goddess that it is Friday. It is also Margaret Atwood's birthday. Did you know that she's on Twitter? In the interview above, she calls having followers on the social network "like having fairies in the bottom of your garden." Also celebrating birthdays: Christian Siriano, Fabolous, Chloë…
"Anybody who writes a book is an optimist. First of all, they think they're going to finish it. Second, they think somebody's going to publish it. Third, they think somebody's going to read it." [CNN]
• Pro-government militiaman Abbas Kargar Javid has been accused of murdering Neda Soltan, the young woman from Iran who became an international symbol after her death was shown on YouTube. The regime has yet to take action against Javid. •
• Governor Sarah Palin is speaking out against the "fantasies" published in the newly released "Trailblazer: An Intimate Biography of Sarah Palin." Her camp has accused author Lorenzo Benet of practicing "bad journalism." •