Margaret Atwood's Dystopian Future

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As Start the Week returns to Radio 4, Tom Sutcliffe talks to Margaret Atwood about her vision of the future. In the last of a trilogy of dystopian novels, Atwood charts the fortunes of a group of survivors after a man-made plague has devastated the world. There's more man-made corruption and savagery in Vicky Featherstone's first production as the new Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre: The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas is a dark morality tale. But the philosopher A C Grayling goes back to the Greeks to explore the best of humanity - friendship.

Producer: Katy Hickman.

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43 minutes

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Mon 16 Sep 2013 09:00

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood is an author.


Maddaddam is published by Bloomsbury.


Margaret Atwood

A C Grayling

A C Grayling is a philosopher and Master of the New College of the Humanities.


Friendship is published by Yale University Press.


A C Grayling

Vicky Featherstone

Vicky Featherstone is the Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre.


The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas is on at the Royal Court in London until 19 October.


Vicky Featherstone


Role Contributor
PresenterTom Sutcliffe
Interviewed GuestMargaret Atwood
Interviewed GuestVicky Featherstone
Interviewed GuestAC Grayling
ProducerKaty Hickman

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