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  • This isn't just a collection of essays for Atwood fans. Rather, this is an attempt to make sense of the world, taking in with characteristic verve everything from Anne of Green Gables to Donald Trump, zombies to censorship . . . While the tone skates from surreal off-kilter wit to impassioned gravity, Atwood always makes the idea of big questions a little more digestible . . . The collection is polyphonic, enthusiastic, illuminating

    Sophie Macintosh, i News
  • Margaret Atwood was recently described in a Guardian interview as "arguably the most famous living literary novelist in the world", and she is undoubtedly the most venerable . . . It's fascinating to read Atwood's reflections on her own novels and their continued relevance . . . but equally striking to see how many pieces she has included here generously celebrating other writers

    Stephanie Merritt, Observer
  • If there's one person in the world from whom you'd want a hot take on the most pressing issues, it would surely be Margaret Atwood . . . She answers our burning questions on climate change, the rise of Trump and on to debt and tech

    Joanna Taylor, Evening Standard
  • With her bold imagination, calm insight, and wit, Atwood gathers diverse strands into a marvellous collection ranging from the history of forests to the nature of science fiction and beyond. Burning Questions is a delicious antidote to intellectual fragmentation that left me inspired

    Merlin Sheldrake, author of Entangled Life
  • A compilation of essays that pick the brain of Booker Prize-winning author Margaret Atwood, this is a wonderfully written insight into everything from zombies to the climate crisis

    Stylist
  • I drank in the book this past weekend, in two warm slugs

    Jennifer Senior, Atlantic
  • [Atwood's] intelligence shines off the page with such intensity it makes you blink

    Rose Shepherd, Saga Magazine
  • The mighty Margaret Atwood writes about everything from granola to Trump

    Robbie Millen, The Times, *Books to Look Out For 2022*
  • Atwood's third collection of essays...does not fail to impress... This is one to dip into again and again, and is likely to remain relevant many years into the future

    UK Press Syndication
  • Atwood...always...gets right to the heart of the matter... More than 50 pieces display her astonishing range... Each is written with her trademark wit

    Erica Wagner, Harper's Bazaar

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