Margaret Atwood: ‘People bond to the books. Nobody wants my shoelaces’
People see my head on a book and attach a tall body to it. The image of somebody that you have accorded status to in your mind is a large one; the Greeks always made the gods quite tall. I’m short. Shorter than you think. I threw amazingly scary parties for my little sister. She was born on 30 October and her birthdays were a hot item. I’d paint my face green, turn out the lights, make everyone get under the tablecloth...