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04/20/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Margaret Atwood Is An Optimist, Despite Writing Disaster

"Anybody who writes a book is an optimist," the much-honored writer says, with a dry impishness, in a phone interview. "First of all, they think they're going to finish it. Second, they think somebody's going to publish it. Third, they think somebody's going to read it. Fourth, they think somebody's going to like it. How optimistic is that?"

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