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Margaret Atwood - Author


Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa and grew up in northern Ontario and Quebec, and 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 twenty-five volumes of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction and is perhaps best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman, The Handmaid's Tale, The Robber Bride and Alias Grace. Her novel, The Blind Assassin, won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000.

Margaret Atwood currently lives in Toronto with novelist Graeme Gibson.

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If you like Margaret Atwood you might also like to read books by Neil Gaiman, Glen David Gold and Evie Wyld.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood
The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/05/2017
The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
The Heart Goes Last
Margaret Atwood
A sinister, wickedly funny novel about a near-future in which the lawful are locked up and the lawless roam free, The Heart Goes Last is Margaret Atwood at her heart-stopping best.
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/09/2015
Stone Mattress Nine Tales by Margaret Atwood
Stone Mattress Nine Tales
Margaret Atwood
Atwood is able to subtly weave a sledgehammer of a story, here are nine tales with themes ranging from revenge to resignation, from grace to greed and all connected by the wheel of time and change. If you haven't read...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood
MaddAddam
Margaret Atwood
Atwood concludes a trilogy she started with Oryx and Crake and continued with The Year of the Flood and those who haven’t read the first two shouldn’t start with MaddAddam. Atwood is a truly exceptional writer and the dystopian themes she first explored...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
In Other Worlds SF and the Human Imagination by Margaret Atwood
In Other Worlds SF and the Human Imagination
Margaret Atwood
The new non-fiction from the inimitable Margaret Atwood - IN OTHER WORLDS is a must.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2012
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood
One of Belle de Jour's favourite books. September 2010 Guest Editor Belle de Jour on Margaret Atwood... Atwood’s books hugely influenced my reading style (though probably not my writing style!). I love the way she weaves research...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2011
The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
The Year of the Flood
Margaret Atwood
This is essentially a follow up to Oryx and Crake tells the story of that world created there from a totally different perspective. It may help in some ways to have read the previous novel but it does read...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/07/2010
The Tent by Margaret Atwood
The Tent
Margaret Atwood
A new collection of dazzling short fiction from Booker winning author Margaret Atwood. These super-short little 'fictional essays' are as fantastically well-written as you would expect from a literary giant such as Atwood. Each one is like a poem in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2006
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
The Blind Assassin
Margaret Atwood
A 2011 World Book Night selection. Atwood's Booker prize-winning novel reissued with a striking new jacket along with other titles from Margaret Atwood's backlist. Lyrical, outrageous, formidable, compelling and funny, this is a novel filled with deep humour and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/09/2001
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood
July 2013 Guest Editor Cath Staincliffe on The Handmaid's Tale... A story about a terrifying dystopian world, ruled by a military and religious dictatorship which is homophobic, racist and misogynistic. Where infertility is rife, the handmaid’s role is to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/01/1998
The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood
The Edible Woman
Margaret Atwood
Although set in the mid 1960’s this is still a relevant book about marriage and relationships and explores the characters in a depth. July 2010 Guest Editor Louise Candlish on Margaret Atwood... I read Atwood’s first novel some...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/1980

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