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

Atwood is everywhere

6 years ago
Duration 2:33
Once synonymous with Canadian literature, Margaret Atwood is now a household name for kids and TV lovers alike

In 1981, Margaret Atwood questioned what a country is without its culture

6 years ago
Duration 1:18
In this video from the CBC Archives, Margaret Atwood talks about where culture meets country.

Margaret Atwood, up-and-coming poet in 1967

4 years ago
Duration 2:48
Atwood takes the literary stage with her critically acclaimed poetry.
… 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.


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