Booker Prize-winner Margaret Atwood has said literary awards will be irrelevant unless action is taken over the environment.
The Canadian author was jointly awarded the prestigious prize for The Testaments, and wore the badge of Extinction Rebellion as she accepted the honour.
Showing solidarity in turn by wearing the protest group's hourglass symbol, the veteran author said environmental crises will affect lives within a generation and has supported international calls for action.
She added that her own most recent literary honour - her second Booker Prize following a win for The Blind Assassin in 2000 - will be an irrelevance in a world riven by environmental problems.
In this edition of interview, we chat to Avni Doshi, the first-time novelist based in Dubai about her Booker Prize-shortlisted ‘Burnt Sugar’, the Emirates Literary Festival and why literature is so important in the region. View on euronews
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A teenage Extinction Rebellion protester has climbed a crane and three othershave been arrested in Norwich. Alex Sidney, 17, scaled the crane on DukeStreet early on Saturday morning carrying a sleeping bag, supplies and severalbanners promoting the climate protest group. Alex Sidney, 17, scaled the craneon Duke Street early on Saturday morning carrying a sleeping bag, supplies andseveral banners promoting the climate protest group.
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Environmental activists have climbed on to the Scottish Parliament building ina protest against fossil fuels. Three members of Extinction Rebellion Scotlanddraped a banner reading “Choose Oil or Choose Life” from an overhang above thepublic entrance to Holyrood.The entrance has been closed to the public forsome time due to the Covid-19 pandemic and access to the building is currentlythrough other routes.
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