Margaret Atwood, Digital Deep-Diver, Writes ‘The Heart Goes Last’
Like a mad scientist from one of her futuristic novels, Margaret Atwood is an avid tinkerer who seems willing to experiment with almost any digital technology.
She has posted her writing on the free fiction site Wattpad, including some poetry and a zombie novel that she co-wrote. She has published fiction on Twitter, where she has more than 885,000 followers. She banters with fans on the online message board Reddit and has live-streamed footage of herself on the video platform Periscope. A video game app, Intestinal Parasites, was developed as a tie-in to her dystopian MaddAddam novels. She even invented a device called LongPen, which she envisioned as a way for people to sign their names remotely.