Brian Bethune

Maclean's Senior writer

Brian Bethune writes about ideas, books and the book trade, and religion, but what really interests him is why people believe what they believe.

Margaret Atwood Up to 1970 to 1979 (Ron Bull/Toronto Star/Getty Images)
Children push to buy an example of the book "Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire" of British writer Joanne K. Rowling at a bookstore in Berlin October 14, 2000. The selling of the new book in Germany started on the stroke on midnight October 14.