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Margaret Atwood Serializes a Novel on Wattpad

The Year of the Flood novelist Margaret Atwood and The Liars’ Gospel author Naomi Alderman have teamed up serialize a novel on Wattpad.

Atwood announced via Twitter that the fourth chapter of The Happy Zombie Sunrise Home has been released.

The Happy Zombie Sunrise Home stars 15-year-old Okie and her grandmother Clio; each chapter is told from the perspective of one of these two main characters. The Telegraph reported that the writing duo will write 13 installments for this zombie story.

Atwood and Alderman contributed a piece for The Guardian and explained why they decided to embark on this project. Here’s an excerpt from the blog post: “The zombies definitely have a deeper meaning – anything that intrigues and fascinates people has something to tell us about ourselves…But our zombies aren’t really serious. That’s the pleasure of them.”

Last summer, Wattpad created a digital poetry award called “The Attys,” named for Atwood. Atwood herself will serve as a judge for this year’s competition.

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