All About Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood, Born in Ottawa in 1939 is a Canadian poet, novelist, and environmental activist. She has won many awards including the prestigious Booker Prize, the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the Prince of Asturias Award, and has been a finalist for the Governor General’s Award several times and has won twice.
She is best known for her work as a novelist, but has also published fifteen poetry books. Atwood has also published short stories for many magazines including Tamarack Review, Alphabet, Harper’s, Anthology, Ms., and Saturday Night.
Atwood is not only a writer, but she is also an activist of many kinds. She is a women’s rights activist, an environmental activist, and was a leader in building a Canadian identity. In 1987 She was named the humanist of the year by the American Humanist Association.
Check out some of her most famous books.
The Handmaid’s Tale
The Handmaid’s Tale is a dystopian novel set in the near future. The Novel explores the themes of women, and how they are oppressed and treated. The novel has The Handmaid’s Tale won the 1985 Governor General’s Award and the first Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1987
Oryx and Crake
Oryx and Crake is a beautiful love story, and an interesting look at the future of the world. The novel is set in the future, and deals with things that have not yet been invented. It is labeled as a speculative fiction or an “adventure romance”
The Blind Assassin
The Blind Assassin is an award winning and best-selling novel. It is set in present day, but often goes back to events that occurred in the twentieth century. It was named by Time Magazine as the best novel of 2000, and one of the 100 best English novels since 1923.
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