Genre prejudice

minnow at belfry.org.uk minnow at belfry.org.uk
Wed Jul 16 17:19:07 EDT 2003


widdy wrote:

>Does Atwood say this or do others say it about her work?

As Roger has noted, she has certainly said it about some of her work.

>If she does, it's rather ironic then that a couple of reviews of her
>latest "Oryx and Crake" dismiss it for being science fiction.

It's even more ironic that in 1986 she won the Arthur C Clarke Award For
Science Fiction with *The Handmaid's Tale* (aka "the best SF novel ever
produced by a Canadian"...)  :-)

She didn't refuse the award, or the dosh....

Minnow


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