"What a joy it is to see Margaret Atwood taking such delicious pleasure in the end of the world," wrote the New York Times in its review of Margaret Atwood's novel, "MaddAddam." Atwood says her novels are way to cope with frightening environmental issues, but also a way to deepen understanding of what's at stake.
Mavis Gallant, a Canadian short-story writer died on February 18, 2013. Writer Daphne Kalotay, a Mavis scholar who met the acclaimed writer, aspires to be able to write like she does.
"Alice Munro's characters are very complicated, spiky people. They are not easily likeable. They are not cuddly and loveable." As a writer, Alice Munro is completely unafraid, and that's her genius.