Margaret Atwood: Hockey star

The literary giant passes along her goaltending wisdom in a hilarious video

Topics: YouTube, Writers and Writing, Books,

Margaret Atwood: Hockey star

Margaret Atwood is just full of surprises. The Canadian author of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Alias Grace” and “Oryx and Crake” is not only a long-distance book-signing gadget pioneer, she’s a hardcore hockey fan. As she recently announced on her blog, Atwood has filmed a cameo appearance in an upcoming Canadian movie called “Score: A Hockey Musical,” in which the Man Booker Prize winner will be singing — presumably about hockey — with celebrities, including Nelly Furtado.

You Might Also Like

Of course, Atwood’s love for hockey has surfaced before, and the Guardian found an amazing clip from Canadian satire series “Rick Mercer’s Monday Report,” in which the literary legend gives her hockey goaltending tips. Among the gems:  “I don’t like to hot dog, but if the puck carrier is really doing a number on it, then mama can get nasty.”

Thomas Rogers

Thomas Rogers is Salon's former Arts Editor. He has written for the Globe & Mail, the Village Voice and other publications. He can be reached at @thomasmaxrogers.

More Related Stories

Featured Slide Shows

  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • 1 of 11
  • Close
  • Fullscreen
  • Thumbnails

    Cities without landmarks

    Slide 1

    Niagara Falls, U.S./Canada


    Cities without landmarks

    Slide 2

    Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia


    Cities without landmarks

    Slide 3

    Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, U.S.


    Cities without landmarks

    Slide 4

    Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

    Robert R.,

    Cities without landmarks

    Slide 5

    Colosseum, Rome, Italy


    Cities without landmarks

    Slide 6

    Taj Mahal, Agra, India

    Sergio Coelho,

    Cities without landmarks

    Slide 7

    Siena Cathedral, Siena, Italy


    Cities without landmarks

    Slide 8

    Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


    Cities without landmarks

    Slide 9

    Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France


    Cities without landmarks

    Slide 10

    Lost City of Petra, Jordan

  • Recent Slide Shows



Comment Preview

Your name will appear as username ( settings | log out )

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href=""> <b> <em> <strong> <i> <blockquote>