Skip to content

Margaret Atwood and the Labour of Literary Celebrity

Best in textbook rentals since 2012!

ISBN-10: 1442614234

ISBN-13: 9781442614239

Edition: 3rd 2013

Authors: Lorraine York

List price: $40.95
Shipping box This item qualifies for FREE shipping.
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!


For every famous author there is a score of individuals working behind the scenes to promote and maintain her celebrity status. This timely and thoughtful book considers the particular case of internationally renowned writer Margaret Atwood and the active agents working in concert with her, including her assistants and office staff, her publicists, her literary agents, and her editors. Lorraine York explores the ways in which the careers of famous writers are managed and maintained and the extent to which literary celebrity creates a constant tension in these writers’ lives between the need of solitude for creative purposes and the give-and-take of the business of being a writer of…    
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $40.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Publication date: 5/28/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.51" wide x 8.50" long x 0.57" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Lorraine York is the Senator William McMaster Chair in Canadian Literature and Culture and a professor in the Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University.

Introduction: The Dead Moose and the Publishing Pie
"You Are a Necessity of Life": Atwood and Literary Agency
"Who's the Very Best at Spellin'?": Editing Margaret Atwood
Keeping O.W. Toad Hopping Along: The Atwood Office
@MargaretAtwood: Interactive Media and the Management of Literary Celebrity
"The Cloak of Visibility": Art and Industry in the Works of Margaret Atwood
Postscript: Margaret Atwood for Mayor? Literary Celebrity in the Civic Realm
Works Cited