Margaret Atwood began writing her eleventh novel, Oryx and Crake, in March 2001 when she was still on tour for her previous book, The Blind Assassin (2000). In a January 2003 article for the Book-of-the-Month Club/Bookspan entitled “Writing Oryx and Crake”, she reminisces:

By that time I had reached Australia. After I’d finished the book-related events, my spouse and I and two friends traveled north, to Max Davidson’s camp in the monsoon rain forest of Arnheimland. For the most part we were bird-watching, but we also visited several open-sided cave complexes where Aboriginal people had lived continuously, in harmony with their environment, for tens of thousands of years. After …
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Rapatzikou, Tatiani. "Oryx and Crake". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 September 2007
[, accessed 27 September 2016.]

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