War and Peace, Middlemarch and Anna Karenina were among the lengthy novels that soared in lockdown. What's been drawing us back to the big beasts of literature?
As Margaret Atwood turns 80, we asked some of our favourite writers and activists about how they discovered her work. They told us how her writing influenced them and which of her books are closest to their hearts.
Viv Groskop is a writer, stand-up comedian and TV and radio presenter. She has hosted book tours for Graham Norton and Jo Brand and is a veteran of four Edinburgh Fringe shows. She is the author of How to Own the Room and host of the chart-topping podcast of the same name. She has presented BBC Radio 4’s Front Row and Saturday Review. As an executive coach, she works with women across business, media and advertising, helping them to hone their authority, presence and leadership.