Biography

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood, whose work has been published in 35 countries, is the author of more than 40 books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. In addition to THE HANDMAID'S TALE, her novels include CAT'S EYE, short-listed for the Booker Prize; ALIAS GRACE, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; THE BLIND ASSASSIN, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; ORYX AND CRAKE, short-listed for the 2003 Man Booker Prize; THE YEAR OF THE FLOOD; and her most recent, MADDADDAM. She is the recipient of the Los Angeles Times Innovator's Award, and lives in Toronto with the writer Graeme Gibson.

Margaret Atwood

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Books by Margaret Atwood

by Margaret Atwood - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Short Stories

Margaret Atwood turns to short fiction with nine tales of acute psychological insight and turbulent relationships. A recently widowed fantasy writer is guided through a stormy winter evening by the voice of her late husband in "Alphinland," the first of three loosely linked stories about the romantic geometries of a group of writers and artists. In "Lusus Naturae," a woman born with a genetic abnormality is mistaken for a vampire. In these nine tales, Margaret Atwood is at the top of her darkly humorous and seriously playful game.

by Margaret Atwood - Dystopian, Fiction

Bringing together ORYX AND CRAKE and THE YEAR OF THE FLOOD, this final book in Margaret Atwood's speculative fiction trilogy points toward the ultimate endurance of community and love. MADDADDAM combines adventure, humor and romance to create a moving and dramatic conclusion to this internationally celebrated dystopian series.

by Margaret Atwood - Essays, Literary Criticism, Science Fiction

In this collection of essays and lectures, Margaret Atwood illuminates her lifelong relationship with the literary genre of science fiction.

by Margaret Atwood - Science Fiction

In the world of the near future, who will control women's bodies? Offered can remember the days before the Republic of Gilead, when she lived and made love with her husband Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now ...