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Margaret Atwood

Margaret Eleanor "Peggy" Atwood (born November 18, 1939) is a novelist, poet, literary critic and one of the world's best-selling authors. She was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and attended school at Victoria College in Toronto. After living in various places in North America and around the world, she returned to Toronto, which is where she currently lives. She is married to the novelist Graeme Gibson.

Her writing often focuses on Feminist issues and concerns, which are often examined in the guise of fiction or science fiction. She is also known for her deep interest in Canada and Canadian fiction, a theme that shows up both in the settings and atmosphere of her fiction and in her non-fiction and edited work. She is also a prolific poet, with several chapbooks and major collections published.

She is perhaps best known for her tale of an future dystopia in the novel The Handmaid's Tale, her Booker Prize-winning novel The Blind Assassin, as well as many other stories.

Table of contents
1 Complete Bibliography
2 See also
3 External Links/References

Complete Bibliography


The Edible Woman (1969)
Surfacing (1972)
Lady Oracle (1976)
Life before Man (1979)
Bodily Harm (1981)
Unearthing Suite (1983)
The Handmaid's Tale (1985) - winner of the 1987 Arthur C. Clarke Award
Cat's Eye (1989)
The Robber Bride (1993)
Alias Grace (1996) - winner of the 1996 Giller Prize
The Blind Assassin (2000) - winner of the 2000 Booker Prize and the 2000 Governor General's Award
Oryx and Crake (2003)

Poetry Collections

Double Persephone (1961)
The Circle Game (1964)
Expeditions (1965)
Speeches for Doctor Frankenstein (1966)
The Animals in That Country (1968)
The Journals of Susanna Moodie (1970)
Procedures for Underground (1970)
Power Politics (1971)
You Are Happy (1974)
Selected Poems (1976)
Two-Headed Poems (1978)
True Stories (1981)
Eating Fire: Selected Poems, 1965-1995 (1998)

Short Fiction Collections

Dancing Girls (1977)
Murder in the Dark (1983)
Bluebeard's Egg (1983)
Wilderness Tips (1991)
Good Bones and Simple Murders (1994)
Morning in the Burned House: New Poems (1996)

Anthologies Edited

The New Oxford Book of Canadian Verse (1982)
The Canlit Foodbook: From Pen to palate - A Collection of Tasty Literary Fare (1987)
The Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories in English (1988)
The Best American Short Stories 1989 (1989) (with Shannon Ravenel)

Other Short Stories

When it Happens (1983)
Freeforall (1986)
The Labrador Fiasco (1986)
Death by Landscape (1989)
Homelanding (1989)
Daphne and Laura and So Forth (1995)
Half-Hanged Mary (1995)
Shopping (1998)

Children's Books

Up in the Tree (1978)
Anna's Pet (1980)
For the Birds (1990) (with Shelly Tanaka)
Princess Prunella and the Purple Peanut (1995)


Survival, A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature (1972)
Days of the Rebels 1815-1840 (1977)
Negotiating with the Dead, A Writer on Writing (2002)
Strange Things: The Malevolent North in Canadian Literature (1995)

See also

Canadian literature

External Links/References