Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood is the celebrated Canadian author of novels such as Alias Grace and The Handmaid's Tale.
Margaret Atwood is an award-winning Canadian author. (Liam Sharp)

Margaret Atwood is the celebrated Canadian writer who has published fiction, nonfiction, poetry and comics. Her acclaimed books include The Handmaid's Tale, Alias Grace, Oryx and Crake and The Edible Woman. She has won several awards for her work including the Governor General's Literary Award, the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Man Booker Prize. She is also a founder of the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Writers' Trust of Canada.

A sequel to The Handmaid's Tale is coming out in Sept. 2019. It will be called The Testaments and will be set 15 years after the original story.

Books by Margaret Atwood

Interviews with Margaret Atwood

Once synonymous with Canadian literature, Margaret Atwood is now a household name for kids and TV lovers alike 2:33
In this video from the CBC Archives, Margaret Atwood talks about where culture meets country. 1:18
Atwood takes the literary stage with her critically acclaimed poetry. 2:47
… we young writers of Canada?" That's a question Margaret Atwood asked in a recent lecture presented at the Canadian Literature Centre. Highlights from Margaret Atwood’s talk and a conversation with Paul Kennedy. 54:00
In her keynote address at the Restorying Canada conference, Margaret Atwood muses on how religion has affected our notions of utopia and dystopia, in fiction and in real life. 23:44


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