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Margaret Atwood
CC OOnt FRSC
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Atwood at the 2015 Texas Book Festival
Born Margaret Eleanor Atwood
(1939-11-18) November 18, 1939 (age 78)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Thrift Novelist, poet, businesswoman, environmental activist
Naitionality Canadian
Alma mater
Period 1961–present
Genre Historical feection, speculative feection, science feection, dystopian feection
Notable warks The Handmaid's Tale, Cat's Eye, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake, Surfacing
Spoose Jim Polk (m. 1968; div. 1973)
Pairtner Graeme Gibson
Bairns 1
Wabsteid
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Margaret Eleanor Atwood, CC OOnt FRSC (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian poet, novelist, leeterar creetic, essayist, an environmental activist. She is a winner o the Arthur C. Clarke Awaird an Prince o Asturias Awaird for Leeteratur, haes been shortleetit for the Booker Prize five times, winnin ance, an haes been a finalist for the Govrenor General's Awaird several times, winnin twace. In 2001, she wis inductit intae Canada's Walk of Fame.[2] She is also a founder of the Writers' Trust of Canada, a non-profit literary organization that seeks to encourage Canada's writing community.[3] Amang innumerable contreibutions tae Canadian leeteratur, she wis a foondin trustee o the Griffin Poetry Prize.[4]

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  1. "Front Row". Julie 24, 2007. BBC Radio 4. Retrieved Januar 18, 2014.  Missing or empty |series= (help)
  2. "Canada's Walk of Fame Inducts Margaret Atwood". Canada's Walk of Fame. 
  3. "About Us: The Writers' Trust of Canada". Retrieved Februar 18, 2014. 
  4. "Griffin Poetry Prize: The Griffin Trust: Trustees". Retrieved Juin 8, 2014.