Margaret Atwood

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Margaret Atwood

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

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Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa, and grew up in northern Ontario and Quebec, and in Toronto. She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master’s degree from Radcliffe College. She is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry works and critical essays. Her latest book of short stories is “Stone Mattress: Nine Wicked Tales” (2014). “The MaddAddam Trilogy” — the Giller and Booker Prize-nominated “Oryx and Crake” (2003), “The Year of the Flood” (2009), and “MaddAddam” (2013) — is currently being adapted for HBO. “The Door” is her latest volume of poetry (2007). Her most recent nonfiction books are “Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth” (2008) and “In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination” (2011). Her novels include “The Blind Assassin,” winner of the Booker Prize; “Alias Grace,” which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; and “The Robber Bride,” “Cat’s Eye,” “The Handmaid’s Tale” — now coming soon as a TV series with MGM and Hulu — and “The Penelopiad.” Her latest works are “The Heart Goes Last,” published in September 2015; “Hag-Seed,” a novel revisitation of Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest,” for the Hogarth Shakespeare Project; and “Angel Catbird” — with a cat-bird superhero — a graphic novel with co-creator Johnnie Christmas(Dark Horse Comics). Margaret Atwood lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson.