Speaking of Margaret Atwood.
From the Guardian:
When children's novelist Adèle Geras found that she and Margaret Atwood had both chosen the same subject - Odysseus' wife, Penelope - for their latest books, she looked forward to the chance to talk to her about it. She describes the seven-month odyssey that ensued
Geras' new book is only due out in January, but I have a galley of it at home. I've been putting off reading it because I have the impression (I can't imagine where I got that) that Troy wasn't so hot. I have to admit that after reading her essay, I'm still not convinced that I should take the time to read the novel.