HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 48 – Margaret Atwood

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAThad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a roundtable discussion with our guest around an engaging and interesting topic — Margaret Atwood!

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Margaret Atwood

Our guest for this episode is Miranda Ericsson, who joins us to discuss the work of Canadian author Margaret Atwood.

Atwood, who turns 74 years old this year, has been publishing award-winning work in many genres for 49 years.

Join us as we discuss Atwood’s life and work, with a focus on her speculative novels The Handmaid’s Tale, Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, and Maddaddam.

Miranda Recommends

Find these books at the library or place a request at


  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Oryx and Crake
  • The Year of the Flood
  • Maddaddam
  • Cat’s Eye


  • In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination Writing with Intent: Essays, Reviews, Personal Prose–1983-2005 Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing

Stories and Poems

  • Good Bones and Simple Murders
  • The Journals of Susanna Moodie

Your turn to talk

Continue the conversation about Margaret Atwood. What have you read? What do you recommend? Talk to us here on the blog, or on the library’s Goodreads group.


If you have questions, comments or suggestions for future topics please comment on our blog post or send us an email at

Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book discussion leader, NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, and frequent library customer. She loves her kids, being a librarian, living in Topeka, and helping people form connections and community. (She's the Community Connections Librarian!) She reads a new book every few days, but is enjoying the audiobook of "Empress of Forever" by Max Gladstone, the ebook "When We Were Magic" by Sarah Gailey and is eagerly awaiting John Scalzi's "The Last Emperox" in April!

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