Margaret Atwood is the author of more than fifty books of fiction,
poetry and critical essays. Her novels include Cat's Eye, The
Robber Bride, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin and the
MaddAddam trilogy. Her 1985 classic, The Handmaid's
Tale, was followed in 2019 by a sequel, The Testaments,
which was a global number one bestseller and won the Booker Prize.
In 2020 she published Dearly, her first collection of poetry
for a decade.
Atwood has won numerous awards including the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Imagination in Service to Society, the Franz Kafka Prize, the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. In 2019 she was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour for services to literature. She has also worked as a cartoonist, illustrator, librettist, playwright and puppeteer. She lives in Toronto, Canada.
A fantastic, chilling story. And so powerfully feminist
Compulsively readable * Daily Telegraph *
Out of a narrative shadowed by terror, gleam sharp perceptions, brilliant intense images and sardonic wit * Independent *
The Handmaid's Tale is both a superlative exercise in science fiction and a profoundly felt moral story
Moving, vivid and terrifying. I only hope it's not prophetic * The Listener *