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Margaret Atwood


(Margaret Eleanor Atwood)
Canada (b.1939)
Wife of Graeme Gibson

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than thirty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays.

In addition to the classic The Handmaid's Tale, her novels include Cat's Eye, shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy, The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize and Oryx and Crake, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. She was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature in 2008.

Margaret Atwood lives in Toronto, Canada.
 

Genres: Literary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Children's Fiction, Mystery
 
Series
Handmaid's Tale
   1. The Handmaid's Tale (1985)
   2. The Testaments (2019)
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MaddAddam Trilogy
   1. Oryx and Crake (2003)
   2. The Year of the Flood (2009)
     aka God's Gardeners
   3. Maddaddam (2013)
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Novels
   The Edible Woman (1969)
   Surfacing (1972)
   Lady Oracle (1976)
   Up in the Tree (1978)
   Life before Man (1979)
   Bodily Harm (1981)
   Unearthing Suite (1983)
   The Labrador Fiasco (1986)
   Cat's Eye (1988)
   For the Birds (1990) (with Shelly Tanaka)
   The Robber Bride (1993)
   Alias Grace (1996)
   The Blind Assassin (2000)
   The Heart Goes Last (2015)
   Fourteen Days (2023) (with others)
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Collections
   Double Persephone (1961)
   The Circle Game (poems) (1967)
   The Animals in That Country (poems) (1968)
   The Journals of Susanna Moodie (poems) (1970)
   Procedures for Underground (1970)
   Power Politics (poems) (1971)
   You Are Happy (poems) (1974)
   Selected Poems (poems) (1976)
   Dancing Girls (1977)
   Two-Headed Poems (poems) (1978)
   True Stories (1981)
   Bluebeard's Egg (1983)
   Murder in the Dark (poems) (1983)
   Interlunar (poems) (1984)
   Selected Poems II (poems) (1986)
   Poems 1965-1975 (poems) (1987)
   Wilderness Tips (1991)
   Poems 1976-1986 (poems) (1992)
   Good Bones (1992)
   Good Bones and Simple Murders (1994)
   Morning in the Burned House (poems) (1995)
   Bones and Murder (1995)
   Ten (1996) (with others)
   Eating Fire (poems) (1998)
   The Tent (2006)
   Moral Disorder (2006)
   The Door (poems) (2007)
   Hymns of the God's Gardeners (poems) (2009)
   Crimespotting (2009) (with others)
   I'm with the Bears (2011) (with others)
   Stone Mattress (2014)
   The Illustrated Journals of Susanna Moodie (poems) (2014)
   The Blind Assassin / The Handmaid's Tale / The Robber Bride / Alias Grace (2016)
   A Trio of Tolerable Tales (2017)
   Dearly (poems) (2020)
   Furies (2023) (with others)
   Old Babes in the Wood (2023)
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Anthologies edited
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Chapbooks
   Bottle (2004)
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Picture Books
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Death by Landscape (1989)
   Moral Disorder: A Story (2014)
   The Bad News (2018)
   My Evil Mother (2022)
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Non fiction
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Omnibus editions
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Series contributed to
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Myths
   2. The Penelopiad (2005)
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Anthologies containing stories by Margaret Atwood
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Short stories
When it Happens (1983)
Freeforall (1986)
Homelanding (1989)
Daphne and Laura and So Forth (1995)
Half-Hanged Mary (1995)
Shopping (1998)


Awards
Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1989) : Cat's Eye
Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1996) : Alias Grace
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (1997) : Alias Grace
Women's Prize For Fiction Best Novel nominee (1997) : Alias Grace
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (1998) : Alias Grace
Booker Prize Best Novel winner (2000) : The Blind Assassin
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2001) : The Blind Assassin
Women's Prize For Fiction Best Novel nominee (2001) : The Blind Assassin
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (2002) : The Blind Assassin
Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2003) : Oryx and Crake
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2004) : Oryx and Crake
Women's Prize For Fiction Best Novel nominee (2004) : Oryx and Crake
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2010) : The Year of the Flood
Booker Prize Best Novel winner (2019) : The Testaments


Margaret Atwood recommends
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Held (2023)
Anne Michaels
"Anne Michaels's compelling novel, Held, couldn't be more timely: war and its damages, passed through generations over a century. Through luminous moments of chance, change, and even grace, Michaels shows us our humanity - its depths and shadows."
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No Love Lost (2023)
Rachel Ingalls
"Wonderful."
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The Magic Kingdom (2022)
Russell Banks
"Russell Banks's new novel is eerily timely. Can what's gone wrong in the past offer keys to the future? The Magic Kingdom confronts our longings for Paradise; also the inner serpents that are to be found in all such enchanted gardens."
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Stone Blind (2022)
Natalie Haynes
"Witty, gripping, ruthless."
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Haven (2022)
Emma Donoghue
"In 7th C, Ireland, three men set sail to a bird-thick island to find God. Emma Donoghue combines pressure-cooker intensity + radical isolation, to stunning effect. What is Divine Grace? Purity of soul? Virtue? Not what they think."
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Fight Night (2021)
Miriam Toews
"Here comes Fight Night, by Miriam Toews of Women Talking! 3 gens of ornery, funny gals, including the 9 year old narrator. Sets standards for grandmotherly swearing and outspokenness I can never hope to match. Go Grandma Elvira!"

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