Margaret Atwood is the author of more than 25 volumes of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. She is perhaps best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman (1970), The Handmaid's Tale (1983), The Robber Bride (1994), and Alias Grace (1996). Her novel, The Blind Assassin (2000), won the Booker Prize.
Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa, received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master's degree from Radcliffe College. Over 30 years of writing, Margaret Atwood has received numerous awards and several honorary degrees and her work has been published in more than 30 languages, including Farsi, Japanese, Turkish, Finnish, Korean, Icelandic, and Estonian. Atwood’s books and life reflect her concern for the environment and human rights. She is active in conservation projects globally, and has served as president of PEN/Canada. She currently resides in Tononto.
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