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Margaret Atwood


(Margaret Eleanor Atwood)
Canada (1939 - )

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.
 
Series
MaddAddam Trilogy
1. Oryx and Crake (2003)
2. The Year of the Flood (2009)
     aka God's Gardeners
3. Maddaddam (2013)
The MaddAddam Trilogy (omnibus) (2014)
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Picture Books
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Series contributed to
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Non fiction
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Anthologies containing stories by Margaret Atwood
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Short stories
When it Happens (1983)
Freeforall (1986)
Death by Landscape (1989)
Homelanding (1989)
Daphne and Laura and So Forth (1995)
Half-Hanged Mary (1995)
Shopping (1998)


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


Margaret Atwood recommends
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Doctor Glas (1905)
Hjalmar Söderberg
"Doctor Glas is one of those marvellous books that appears as fresh and vivid now as on the day it was published..."
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My Heart Is Broken (1982)
Mavis Gallant
"Mavis Gallant's insights into her characters are achieved with breathtaking economy and lightness of detail. She is a terrifyingly good writer - one of the best Canadian writers of short stories I know."
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Mary Swann (1987)
Carol Shields
"Deft, funny, poignant, surprising, and beautifully shaped - in total command of itself and its language."
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My Father's House (1987)
Sylvia Fraser
"A beautifully written, heart-wrenching and ultimately healing story be an amazing and courageous woman."
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Mary Reilly (1990)
Valerie Martin
"An astonishing tour de force ... It gives us a fresh take on the famous Dr Jekyll and the infamous Mr Hyde. It also allows us backstairs into the shadowy Victorian world of devoted servants ... A tense drama ... Prime reading!"
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Last Seen (1996)
Matt Cohen
"His best novel to date...Almost unbearably sad, it's also, at times, very funny...and full of a quirky, left-handed wisdom."
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Island (2000)
Alistair MacLeod
"Beautifully crafted stories elegiac, honest, proud, and both eloquent and taciturn. Like their subjects... a wonderfully talented writer."
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Life of Pi (2000)
Yann Martel
"A terrific book... fresh, original, smart, devious, and crammed with absorbing lore."
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Canoe Lake (2002)
Roy MacGregor
"A fascinating puzzle."
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Gregorius (2007)
Bengt Ohlsson
"Both a riveting novel on its own merits and an astonishing gloss on an earlier masterpiece."
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Good to a Fault (2008)
Marina Endicott
"There's heartbreak, there's joy, there are parts where you cry - and it's very high quality writing."
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Generosity (2009)
Richard Powers
"If Powers were an American writer of the noneteenth century he'd probably be the Herman Melville of Moby Dick. His picture is that big."
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Changing Planes (2014)
Ursula K Le Guin
"Le Guin, is a quintessentially American writer, of the sort for whom the quest for the Peaceable Kingdom is ongoing."
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The Power (2016)
Naomi Alderman
"Electrifying! Shocking! Will knock your socks off! Then you'll think twice, about everything."
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The Corpses of the Future (2017)
Lynn Crosbie
"Astonishing and powerful! Love, grief, mortality, distilled."
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Sing, Unburied, Sing (2017)
Jesmyn Ward
"This wrenching new novel by Jesmyn Ward digs deep into the not-buried heart of the American nightmare. A must."

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