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Margaret Atwood

Bestselling author Margaret Atwood plays some of her favourite music and talks about what the artists and songs mean to her. First broadcast in 2016.

Bestselling author Margaret Atwood plays some of her favourite music and talks about what the artists and songs mean to her, and how they have influenced her writing.

There'll be songs from Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Alanis Morisette, Stompin' Tom Connors and Bruce Cockburn.

Margaret Atwood is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic and essayist. She is the author of seventeen novels, which include The Edible Woman, The Handmaid's Tale and The Blind Assassin. She has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize five times, winning once, and has been a finalist for the Governor General's Award several times, winning twice.

First broadcast in 2016, and repeated to complement BBC Radio 4’s serialisation of The Testaments, which begins on 16th September at 12.04 pm.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 12 Sep 2019 01:00

Music Played

  • Buffy Sainte‐Marie

    Now That The Buffalo's Gone

    • It's My Way.
    • Vanguard Records.
  • Leonard Cohen

    The Future

    • The Future.
    • Columbia.
  • Stan Rogers

    Barrett's Privateers

    • Fogarty's Cove.
    • Barnswallow.
  • Bruce Cockburn

    The Coldest Night of the Year

    • Inner City Front.
    • True North Records.
  • Teressa Adams, Milt Holland, Paul Horn & Joni Mitchell

    The Circle Game

    • Ladies of the Canyon.
    • Reprise Records.
    • 012.
  • Alanis Morissette

    You Learn

    • Maverick.
  • Hank Snow

    I'm Moving On

    • The Essential Hank Snow.
    • RCA.
    • 2.
  • Stompin’ Tom Connors

    Bud The Spud

  • Ian & Sylvia

    Four Strong Winds

    • Four Strong Winds.
    • Vanguard.
  • Tanya Tagaq

    Caribou

    • Animism.
    • Six Shooter Records.
  • Neil Young

    Harvest Moon

    • Reprise.
  • Blondie

    Fade Away And Radiate

    • Chrysalis.
  • Neil Young

    Harvest Moon

    • (CD Single).
    • Reprise.
  • Inner City

    Good Life

    • PARADISE.
    • 10 Records.

Broadcasts

  • Sun 23 Oct 2016 13:00
  • Thu 13 Sep 2018 01:00
  • Thu 12 Sep 2019 01:00

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