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Virtual Book Fest: Margaret Atwood’s “Two Scorched Men”

August 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Virtual Book Fest: Margaret Atwood

Book Fest in Your Living Room & Scribd Present: Margaret Atwood, “Two Scorched Men”
Zoom Author Talk + Q&A (pre-recorded)
In conversation with Holly Firfer, Atlanta media personality

Margaret Atwood needs little introduction and, in 2021, is more culturally influential than ever. Ms. Atwood is the author of more than fifty bestselling and award-winning books such as “Alias Grace,” “The MaddAddam Trilogy,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and “The Testaments” as well as many memorable poems, critical essays, graphic novels, and short stories. Ms. Atwood joins us in conversation with Holly Firfer to talk about her latest work of fiction, “Two Scorched Men,” which is a Scribd Original and available exclusively on Scribd beginning August 8. All event attendees will receive access to Scribd free for two months.

FREE (suggested donation $5-10)
After registration, you will receive a complimentary promo code for your two-month Scribd subscription!
Note: this event was pre-recorded and questions were solicited in advance from viewers. Zoom link will be sent out 1 hour in advance of the program.

About the Book
A short story that draws from characters and places in Ms. Atwood’s own life, “Two Scorched Men” is a semi-autobiographical tale about the author’s time in Provence. At its center is a friendship between two very different and eccentric men whose lives were transformed by World War II and by personal tragedy. The story is a tribute to the power of connection and resilience and is as funny and affectionate as it is unsentimental about what it means to be human.

The book is available exclusively on Scribd beginning August 8. All event attendees will receive access to Scribd, free for two months. Upon registration for this event, you will receive the complimentary promo code for your subscription!

About Scribd
Scribd is a reading subscription service that provides access to ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, podcasts, and more for just $10 a month. You can use it right on your phone or smart device. Scribd has its own original content arm known as Scribd Originals, featuring exclusive and compelling ebook and audiobook stories which can usually be completed in just a few hours. Scribd Originals is proud to publish Margaret Atwood’s story, “Two Scorched Men,” and to support this program.

About the Author
Margaret Atwood, whose work has been published in more than 45 countries, is the author of more than 50 books of fiction, poetry, critical essays, and graphic novels. “Dearly,” her first collection of poetry in over a decade, was published in November 2020. Her latest novel, “The Testaments,” is a co-winner of the 2019 Booker Prize. It is the long-awaited sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” now an award-winning TV series. Her other works of fiction include “Cat’s Eye,” finalist 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; “The MaddAddam Trilogy”; and “Hag-Seed.” She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the Franz Kafka International Literary Prize, the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Los Angeles Times Innovator’s Award. She lives in Toronto.

Event Recording:Registrants only may email boxoffice@sjcc.org to request access to the event recording if you missed the program or want to rewatch it.

Presented in partnership with the National JCC Literary Consortium and Scribd.


August 10
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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