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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Atwood left with egg on her face

Plot thickens in case of 'censored' author, gay sheikh and a Booker prize-winner
"It is, according to Margaret Atwood, a 'dog's breakfast', and she can scarcely have written a truer word. The Booker prize-winning author should today have been packing for a trip to Dubai, to appear on Friday at the first ever literary festival to be held in the Emirates. Instead, she will remain in Canada, following an international literary storm over censorship and freedom of speech that has spiralled into unseemly accusations of moral cowardice, publicity seeking and folly."

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