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March 1, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

Burning Questions: A Virtual Evening with Margaret Atwood & Judy Blume


March 1, 2022
8:00 pm



Books & Books, Miami Book Fair and Independent Bookstores across the U.S. & Canada present

A Virtual Evening with

Margaret Atwood

In Conversation with Judy Blume

Burning Questions: Essays and Occasional Pieces 2004-2021

(Doubleday, $30)

Tuesday, March 1, 8 PM ET  | Via Zoom


About the Book:

In this brilliant selection of essays, the award-winning, best-selling author of The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments offers her funny, erudite, endlessly curious, and uncannily prescient take on everything from debt and tech to the climate crisis and freedom and the importance of how to define granola—and seeks answers to Burning Questions such as…

• Why do people everywhere, in all cultures, tell stories?
• How much of yourself can you give away without evaporating?
• How can we live on our planet?
• Is it true? And is it fair?
• What do zombies have to do with authoritarianism?

In more than fifty pieces, Atwood aims her prodigious intellect and impish humour at the world, and reports back to us on what she finds. This roller-coaster period brought the end of history, a financial crash, the rise of Trump, and a pandemic. From debt to tech, the climate crisis to freedom; from when to dispense advice to the young (answer: only when asked) to how to define granola, we have no better guide to the many and varied mysteries of our universe.


About the Author:

MARGARET ATWOOD, whose work has been published in more than forty-five countries, is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry, critical essays, and graphic novels. In addition to The Handmaid’s Tale, now an award-winning TV series, her novelsinclude Cat’s Eye, short-listed for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; Oryx and Crake, short-listed for the 2003 Man Booker Prize;The Year of the Flood, MaddAddam; and Hag-Seed. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the Franz Kafka Prize, the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Los Angeles Times Innovator’s Award. In 2019, she was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour for services to literature.

About the Moderator:

JUDY BLUME spent her childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey, making up stories inside her head. She has since published twenty-nine books, including Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. She has written four novels for adults, In the Unlikely Event, Summer Sisters, Smart Women, and Wifey, all of them New York Times bestsellers. She was awarded the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 2004. She and her husband George Cooper are proud to be co-founders of the Books & Books affiliate in Key West.

Ticket Guidelines:

  • U.S. GENERAL ADMISSION (Includes book + U.S shipping): The purchase of this ticket admits (1) one person into the virtual event and includes (1) one copy of the book, Burning Questions (Doubleday, $30 + tax and fee). A fee of $6 is included for U.S. domestic shipping of the book.

When completing your order, please make sure that you include your complete shipping address (including your Apt. # if applicable) and phone number.

All books will be shipped AFTER the event.

When completing your order, please make sure that you include your complete shipping address and phone number.

Please note: Due to the pandemic the post office is being challenged by increased volume, staffing issues, and safety measures. Most orders within the U.S. deliver in about 10 business days from the date the book ships. International orders usually take longer and vary depending on the country of destination. We cannot guarantee the exact date of delivery, however, will do our best to make it as swift as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Books & Books is excited to partner with indies across the country for this special conversation with Margaret Atwood! Tickets are bundled with the book (+tax/fee). The purchase of this ticket admits (1) one person into the virtual event and includes (1) one copy of the essay collection, Burning Questions (Doubleday, $30 + tax and fee).  A fee of $6 is included for U.S. domestic shipping of the book.

Anderson’s (Chicago, IL)
Book People (Austin, TX)
BookHampton (East Hampton, NY)
BookPassage (San Francisco, CA)
Books & Books (Coral Gables, FL)
Books & Books @ The Studios (Key West, FL)
Bookshop Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)
Boulder Bookstore (Boulder, CO)
Changing Hands (Tempe and Phoenix, AZ)
Free Library of Philadelphia and Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee and Books (Philadelphia, PA)
Gibson’s Bookstore (Concord, NH)
Literati (Ann Arbor, MI)
McLean & Eakin (Petoskey, MI)
McNally Jackson (New York, NY)
McNally Robinson Booksellers in Canada
Northshire (Manchester VT and Saratoga Springs, NY)
Pegasus (Berkeley, CA)
Politics and Prose (Washington, D.C.)
RJ Julia (Madison, CT)
Square Books (Oxford, MS)
Tattered Cover (Denver, CO)
The King’s English (Salt Lake City, UT)
University Bookstore (Seattle, WA)
Village Books and Paper Dreams (Bellingham, WA)
Wesleyan RJ (Middletown, CT)

Once you make your purchase, we will send you a Zoom registration link (24 hours BEFORE) that will give you access to the event via private link.