Born in Ottawa in 1939, Margaret Atwood, whose books have appeared in 45 countries, is the author of over 50 works of fiction, collections of poems and critical essays, as well as graphic novels. In addition to The Handmaid’s Tale, now an award-winning and unanimously acclaimed series, she wrote Cat’s Eye, short-listed for the prestigious Booker Prize (England), 1989; Alias Grace, which took home the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the Booker Prize, 2000; Oryx and Crake, short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, 2003; The Year of the Flood; MaddAddam; and Hag-Seed. She has received the Los Angeles Times Innovator’s Award and the Peace Prize from the German Publishers and Booksellers Association.
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