Margaret Atwood, a literary grande dame known for her range as well as the intellectual weight of her speculative fiction, will speak on "Human Values in an Age of Change" at Kingsbury Hall on Wednesday, March 25, at 7 p.m.
Atwood, a Canadian, is one of the brightest minds in contemporary literature, said Bob Goldberg in a statement. Goldberg is a University of Utah professor of history who directs the Tanner Humanities Center, which is sponsoring the lecture.
Atwood, who has won many international literary awards including the Booker Prize, is the author of novels such as "The Handmaid's Tale," "The Robber Bride," "Alias Grace," "The Blind Assassin" as well as the speculative trilogy comprising 2003's "Oryx and Crake," 2009's "The Year of the Flood" and 2013's "MaddAddam," which some critics consider a love letter to language. She has also published more than 30 collections of poetry, as well as short stories, including her 2014 collection, "Stone Mattress."