publication date: Monday, August 19, 2019 (part of Summer 2019)

category: Literature

clue: She doesn't like her work being called feminist, but her works about a patriarchal dystopia (adapted for Hulu) and an imprisoned murderess (adapted for Netflix) have furthered contemporary conversations about feminism.

explanation: Atwood's works include The Handmaid's Tale and Alias Grace. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, and Erik Bates


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