Let’s face it: Margaret Atwood was mocked for creating the LongPen. It didn’t help that the first Big Event failed. But now it works and I hear it talked about in the US—someone had seen it in an Ann Arbor bookstore, seen A Wolf at the Table being signed by Augustan Burroughs, who was in New York. “A miracle!” They didn’t even know that our Margaret Atwood had created it. “And we scoffed,” I confessed, but proudly.