Margaret Atwood

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Margaret Atwood
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Atwood at the 2015 Texas Book Festival
BornMargaret Eleanor Atwood
(1939-11-18) 18 November 1939 (age 80)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
ThriftNovelist, poet, businesswoman, environmental activist
Alma mater
GenreHistorical feection, speculative feection, science feection, dystopian feection
Notable warksThe Handmaid's Tale, Cat's Eye, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake, Surfacing
SpooseJim Polk (m. 1968; div. 1973)
PairtnerGraeme Gibson

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". July 24, 2007. BBC Radio 4. Retrieved January 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 February 18, 2014.
  4. "Griffin Poetry Prize: The Griffin Trust: Trustees". Retrieved June 8, 2014.