Dear Margaret Atwood,
You are one of my favourite authors of all time.
I was introduced to you through Oryx and Crake by my teacher in my second to last year of school. It was the first time I’d heard of Speculative Fiction, and the start of a love affair with the genre that grips me today. Ten years later, I finally finished reading the MaddAddam Trilogy. Brilliant!
In 2017, I saw you accept the Harold Pinter Award in London with a dear friend in the publishing industry who was in the know about the event. To hear you speak about your experiences and the world we live in was incredible.
You inspire me with your talent and your devotion to your craft and humanity.