It sounds like it could be the title of one of her very own children’s books, yet Margaret Atwood’s tales of her experiences on Twitter are as real as a cyber-experience can be. Here from The New York Review of Books blog, “Atwood in the Twittersphere:”

The Twittersphere is an odd and uncanny place. It’s something like having fairies at the bottom of your garden. How do you know anyone is who he/she says he is, especially when they put up pictures of themselves that might be their feet, or a cat, or a Mardi Gras mask, or a tin of Spam?

You can become one of Atwood’s nearly 35,000 followers here. And though January has quite a few less than 35,000 followers, we’re here.

Meanwhile, The Giller Prize’s Twitterfeed points us at an interview with Atwood for Germany’s Inspired Mind series. “Anyone who writes a book is an optimist. No matter what the content. The optimistic thing about this is: It’s a book. It hasn’t happened yet. Keep it inside those covers.”

January’s 2001 interview with Atwood is here.

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