Margaret Atwood

Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, teacher, environmental activist,pépiniériste and inventor

Margaret Eleanor Atwood CH CC OOnt FRSC (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian writer. She is best known for writing novels. She has also published 15 books of poetry.[3] The Edible Woman was her first novel, published in 1969.

Margaret Atwood

Atwood at the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair
Atwood at the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair
BornMargaret Eleanor Atwood
(1939-11-18) November 18, 1939 (age 84)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
ResidenceToronto, Ontario, Canada
Alma mater
Notable works
Jim Polk
(m. 1968; div. 1973)
PartnerGraeme Gibson (1973–2019; his death)[1]


Her novel The Handmaid's Tale was the first winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, in 1987. The sequel, The Testaments, was released on September 10, 2019.

Her book The Blind Assassin won the 2000 Booker Prize.

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  1. Potts, Robert (April 26, 2003). "Light in the Wilderness". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  2. "Margaret Atwood". Front Row. July 24, 2007. BBC Radio 4. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
  3. Atwood, Margaret (16 July 2001). "Margaret Atwood - Poet - Academy of American Poets". Margaret Atwood.