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2017 St. Louis Literary Award

Margaret Atwood Named Recipient of
2017 St. Louis Literary Award

Previous recipients of the Saint Louis University Library Associates annual award include Tennessee Williams and Joan Didion

ST. LOUIS (January 30, 2017)​ – The Saint Louis University Library Associates have announced the selection of acclaimed writer Margaret Atwood as the 2017 St. Louis Literary Award recipient.

AWARD CEREMONY
Tuesday, Sept. 19
The Sheldon Concert Hall

In a career spanning more than fifty years, Margaret Atwood has demonstrated a remarkable literary range in moving seamlessly from genre to genre. Atwood is best known for her works of fiction, including The Handmaid’s Tale, Cat’s Eye, and Oryx and Crake. Atwood’s most recent novel, Hag-Seed, is a retelling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest and has received outstanding reviews.

Atwood has written numerous books of poetry, including The Journals of Susanna Moodie, The Circle Game, The Door, and several volumes of selected poems. Atwood’s nonfiction works include Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing and Moving Targets: Writing with Intent: Essays, Reviews, Personal Prose 1983-2005.

Margaret Atwood Book Club Discussions: The Handmaid's Tale

Free to Library Associates members, $10 for non-members

First session Monday, March 27 | 7 PM

Contact neelyd@slu.edu for more information and to RSVP by March22.

About the St. Louis Literary Award

Established in 1967, the St. Louis Literary Award is presented annually by the Library Associates and has become one of the top literary prizes in the country. The award has recognized some of the most important writers of the 20th and 21st centuries, including W. H. Auden, Saul Bellow, Joan Didion, James A. Michener, Joyce Carol Oates, Tennessee Williams, and Jeanette Winterson.

About the Saint Louis University Library Associates

One of the oldest literary and cultural organizations in St. Louis, the Saint Louis University Library Associates seeks to build a closer relationship between the University and the community and to promote an appreciation for the value of literature. The Library Associates work to enhance the visibility of the Saint Louis University Libraries and to support the development of their world-class collections and services. For more information on the SLU Library Associates, visit: http://lib.slu.edu/about/associates.​