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Born in 1939 | Acclaimed Author, Educator, and Activist
Margaret Atwood has penned an impressive array of over fifty books encompassing fiction, poetry, and critical essays. Her novels, such as the renowned “The Handmaid’s Tale” (1985) and “Alias Grace” (1996), have earned her international acclaim for their thought-provoking narratives. Atwood’s illustrious career has garnered numerous awards, including the Arthur C. Clarke Award, Franz Kafka Prize, PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award, and Dayton Literary Peace Prize. In 2019, her literary contributions were further recognized with her induction into the Order of the Companions of Honour. She also holds the distinction of being a founder of the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Writers’ Trust of Canada. Beyond her literary prowess, Atwood has showcased her talents as a versatile cartoonist, illustrator, librettist, playwright, and puppeteer.