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.
“One of the most important novels of the 20th century.” —Francine
Du Plessix Gray
“Atwood has undertaken a serious and complex task. . . . She shows the depths that must be explored if one attempts to live an examined life.” —The New York Times Book Review
“A remarkable creation. . . . The most extraordinary metamorphosis in fiction since Kafka’s Gregor Samsa woke up as a giant insect.” —The Guardian
"Margaret Atwood is one of the most intelligent and talented writers to set herself the task of deciphering life in the late twentieth century." --Vogue