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Margaret Atwood


Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa and grew up in northern Ontario, Quebec, and Toronto. She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master's degree from Radcliffe College.
Throughout her writing career, Margaret Atwood has received numerous awards and honourary degrees. She is the author of more than fifty volumes of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and non-fiction and is perhaps best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman (1970), The Handmaid's Tale (1983), The Robber Bride (1994), Alias Grace (1996), and The Blind Assassin, which won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000. Atwood's dystopic novel, Oryx and Crake, was published in 2003. The Tent (mini-fictions) and Moral Disorder (short stories) both appeared in 2006. Her most recent volume of poetry, The Door, was published in 2007. Her non-fiction book, Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, part of the Massey Lecture series, appeared in 2008, and her most recent novel, The Year of the Flood, in the autumn of 2009. Ms. Atwood's work has been published in more than forty languages, including Farsi, Japanese, Turkish, Finnish, Korean, Icelandic and Estonian. In 2004 she co-invented the Long Pen TM.
Margaret Atwood currently lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson. 

Books by Margaret Atwood

Burning Questions

Essays and Occasional Pieces, 2004-2021

by (author) Margaret Atwood

On Cats

An Anthology

introduction by Margaret Atwood
photographs by Elliot Ross

Dearly

Poems

by (author) Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale and The Testaments Box Set

by (author) Margaret Atwood

Gentleman Death / Perpetual Motion

Penguin Modern Classics Edition

by (author) Graeme Gibson
introduction by Margaret Atwood

2021 Women Who Rock Our World Wall Calendar

by (author) Julie Johnson Olson, Ali J. Shaw, Margaret Atwood, Coco Chanel, Susan B. Anthony, Sirin Neshat, Nancy Pelosi & Amber Lotus Publishing

Gideon’s Bible

A Father & Son Discuss God, the Bible and Life

by (author) Rick Salutin & Gideon Salutin
illustrated by Duan Petricic
foreword by Margaret Atwood

Los testamentos / The Testaments

by (author) Margaret Atwood

The Testaments

A Novel

by (author) Margaret Atwood

El cuento de la criada / The Handmaid's Tale - Edicion especial

by (author) Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale (Graphic Novel)

by (author) Margaret Atwood
illustrated by Renee Nault

Angel Catbird

by (author) Margaret Atwood
read by Kyra Harper, Allegra Fulton, Christo Graham, Julie Mieux, David Calderisi, Michael Cash & Andrew Jackson

A Secret Sisterhood

The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf

by (author) Emily Midorikawa & Emma Claire Sweeney
foreword by Margaret Atwood

Second Words

Selected Critical Prose 1960–1982

by (author) Margaret Atwood

Green Mansions

by (author) W.H. Hudson
illustrated by Keith Henderson
introduction by Margaret Atwood

Luminous Ink

Writers on Writing in Canada

edited by Tessa McWatt, Rabindranath Maharaj & Dionne Brand
contributions by Margaret Atwood, Madeleine Thien, M.G. Vassanji, Lawrence Hill, Pascale Quiviger, Nino Ricci, Sheila Fischman, Heather O'Neill, Camilla Gibb, Eden Robinson, Lee Maracle, Rawi Hage, Michael Helm, Lisa Moore, Rita Wong, Hiromi Goto, George Elliott Clarke, Nicole Brossard, Judith Thompson, David Chariandy, Richard Van Camp, Marie-Hélène Poitras, Stephen Henighan, Greg Hollingshead, Michael Ondaatje & Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Alias Grace (Spanish Edition)

by (author) Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale TV Tie-In Edition

by (author) Margaret Atwood
read by Claire Danes

The Secret Loves of Geek Girls: Redux

by (author) Hope Nicholson
cover design or artwork by Jenn Woodall
contributions by Margaret Atwood, Megan Kearney, Trina Robbins, Janet Hetherington, Jen Vaughn, Katie West, Megan Lavey-Heaton, Sarah Winifred Searle, Tini Howard, Adrienne Kress, Annie Mok, Cherelle Higgins, Diana McCallum, Erin Cossar, Meags Fitzgerald, Deena Pagliarello, Gillian Goerz, J.M. Frey, Jessica Paoli & Loretta Jean

Alias Grace (TV Tie-in)

by (author) Margaret Atwood

Charles Pachter

Canada's Artist

by (author) Leonard Wise
foreword by Tom Smart
introduction by Margaret Atwood

El cuento de la criada / The Handmaid's Tale

by (author) Margaret Atwood

Frozen in Time

The Fate of the Franklin Expedition

by (author) Owen Beattie & John Geiger
foreword by Wade Davis
introduction by Margaret Atwood

Hag-Seed

The Tempest Retold

by (author) Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale (TV Tie-in Edition)

by (author) Margaret Atwood

A Trio of Tolerable Tales

by (author) Margaret Atwood & Duan Petricic

The Burgess Shale

The Canadian Writing Landscape of the 1960s

by (author) Margaret Atwood
introduction by Marie Carrière

Angel Catbird Volume 2: To Castle Catula (Graphic Novel)

by (author) Margaret Atwood
illustrated by Johnnie Christmas & Tamra Bonvillain

The Robber Bride

by (author) Margaret Atwood

The Heart Goes Last

A Novel

by (author) Margaret Atwood

Parables

Selected Poems

by (author) Pablo Armando Fernandez
foreword by Margaret Atwood

Susanna Moodie: Roughing It in the Bush

by (author) Carol Shields & Patrick Crowe
illustrated by Selena Goulding
adapted by Willow Dawson
introduction by Margaret Atwood

nEvermore!

Tales of Murder, Mystery and the Macabre. Neo-Gothic fiction inspired by the imagination of Edgar Allan Poe

edited by Nancy Kilpatrick & Caro Soles
by (author) Margaret Atwood, Kelly Armstrong, Richard Christian Matheson, Tanith Lee, William F. Nolan, Nancy Holder & Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Stone Mattress

Nine Wicked Tales

by (author) Margaret Atwood

Illustrated Journals of Susanna Moodie

illustrated by Charles Pachter
by (author) Margaret Atwood

On Writers and Writing

by (author) Margaret Atwood

MaddAddam

by (author) Margaret Atwood

I Found It at the Movies

An Anthology of Film Poems

by (author) Margaret Atwood
edited by Ruth Roach Pierson

American Artifacts

Phil Bergersen

by (author) Margaret Atwood & N.Y.,.U.S.A. Lyons

Greening the Maple

Canadian Ecocriticism in Context

edited by Ella Soper & Nicholas Bradley
contributions by Northrop Frye, Margaret Atwood, Rosemary Sullivan, Sherrill E. Grace, Heather Murray, D.M.R. Bentley, Laurie Ricou, Linda Hutcheon, Gabriele Helms, Susie O'Brien, Jenny Kerber, Catriona Sandilands, Cheryl Lousley, Linda Morra, Stephanie Posthumus, Elise Salaun, Rita Wong, Misao Dean, Carrie Dawson, Pamela Banting, Adam Dickinson, Travis V. Mason & Nelson Gray

Speeches for Doctor Frankenstein

by (author) Margaret Atwood
illustrated by Charles Pachter

The Circle Game

by (author) Margaret Atwood
introduction by Suzanne Buffam

The Myths Collection 1

A Short History of Myth, The Penelopiad, and Weight

by (author) Karen Armstrong, Margaret Atwood & Jeanette Winterson
read by Sandra Burr, Laural Merlington, Dick Hill & Susie Breck

In Other Worlds

SF and the Human Imagination

by (author) Margaret Atwood

Survival

A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature

by (author) Margaret Atwood

Wandering Wenda

and Widow Wallop's Wunderground Washery

by (author) Margaret Atwood
illustrated by Dusan Petricic

Bashful Bob and Doleful Dorinda

by (author) Margaret Atwood
illustrated by Dusan Petricic

Rude Ramsay and the Roaring Radishes

by (author) Margaret Atwood
illustrated by Dusan Petricic

The Handmaid's Tale

by (author) Margaret Atwood

Lady Oracle

by (author) Margaret Atwood

Cat's Eye

by (author) Margaret Atwood

The Blind Assassin

by (author) Margaret Atwood

Princess Prunella and the Purple Peanut

by (author) Margaret Atwood
illustrated by Maryann Kovalski

The Legacy

An Elder's Vision for Our Sustainable Future

by (author) David Suzuki
introduction by Margaret Atwood

The Edible Woman

by (author) Margaret Atwood

Alias Grace

A Novel

by (author) Margaret Atwood

Surfacing

by (author) Margaret Atwood

The Year of the Flood

by (author) Margaret Atwood

My Best Stories

by (author) Alice Munro
foreword by Margaret Atwood

Crimespotting

An Edinburgh Crime Collection

by (author) Lin Anderson, Kate Atkinson, Margaret Atwood & Ian Rankin
introduction by Irvine Welsh

Oryx and Crake

by (author) Margaret Atwood

Moral Disorder

by (author) Margaret Atwood

Payback

Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth

by (author) Margaret Atwood

The Door

by (author) Margaret Atwood

The Tent

by (author) Margaret Atwood

The Flu Pandemic and You

A Canadian Guide

by (author) Vincent Lam & Colin Lee
foreword by Margaret Atwood

The Penelopiad

The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus

by (author) Margaret Atwood

Moving Targets

Writing with Intent 1982 — 2004

by (author) Margaret Atwood

Cuba

Grace Under Pressure

by (author) Rosemary Sullivan
photographs by Malcolm David Batty
introduction by Margaret Atwood

Moving Targets /hc

Writing with Intent 1982 - 2004

by (author) Margaret Atwood

Frozen in Time, 3rd Ed.

The Fate of the Franklin Expedition

by (author) Owen Beattie & John Geiger
foreword by Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood Presents

Stories by Canada’s Best New Women Writers

edited by Margaret Atwood

Negotiating with the Dead

A Writer on Writing

by (author) Margaret Atwood

A Breath of Fresh Air

A Celebration of School Gardening

by (author) Elise Houghton
foreword by Margaret Atwood
by (photographer) Robert Christie

Ground Works

Avant Garde for Thee

edited by Christian Bök
introduction by Margaret Atwood

High Latitudes

by (author) Farley Mowat
introduction by Margaret Atwood

We Wasn't Pals

Canadian Poetry and Prose of the First World War

edited by Barry Callaghan & Bruce Meyer
afterword by Margaret Atwood

Beyond Remembering

The Collected Poems of Al Purdy

by (author) Al Purdy
edited by Sam Solecki
foreword by Margaret Atwood

Selected Poems

by (author) Margaret Atwood

Bluebeard's Egg

by (author) Margaret Atwood

Wilderness Tips

by (author) Margaret Atwood

Dancing Girls and Other Stories

by (author) Margaret Atwood

Edible Woman

by (author) Margaret Atwood

Bodily Harm

by (author) Margaret Atwood

Murder in the Dark

by (author) Margaret Atwood
afterword by Steven Heighton

Good Bones

by (author) Margaret Atwood
afterword by Rosemary Sullivan

Strange Things

The Malevolent North in Canadian Literature

by (author) Margaret Atwood

In Search of "Alias Grace"

by (author) Margaret Atwood

New Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories in English

edited by Margaret Atwood & Robert Weaver

Power Politics

Poems

by (author) Margaret Atwood

Morning in the Burned House

by (author) Margaret Atwood

Homeward Bound

by (author) Elliott Hayes
foreword by Margaret Atwood

Selected Poems 1966-1984

by (author) Margaret Atwood

Dry Wells of India

An Anthology Against Thirst

edited by George Woodcock
foreword by Margaret Atwood

The Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories in English

edited by Margaret Atwood & Robert Weaver

The New Oxford Book of Canadian Verse in English

edited by Margaret Atwood & Robert Weaver

Anna's Pet

by (author) Margaret Atwood & Joyce Barkhouse
illustrated by Ann Blades