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Other Profession(s): Inventor, NoveList, Activist, Teacher, Businessperson
Famous For: Founder of the Griffin Poetry Prize
Higher Education: Victoria College, Toronto (BA)Radcliffe College (MA)
Net Worth: $20 Million Approx.
Margaret Atwood, born on November 18, 1939, is a popular Canadian writer, poet, and environmental activist. Themes covered by Atwood's writings include gender and identity, religion and myth, the influence of language, global warming, and "power politics". Her thought-provoking works explore themes such as feminism, dystopia, and environmentalism, captivating readers with her distinctive storytelling and imaginative narratives.
Margaret Atwood Career:
• 1961: Margaret Atwood published her first poetry collection, "Double Persephone," which established her as a promising young poet.
• 1966: Atwood published her first novel, "The Edible Woman," a satirical exploration of gender roles and consumerism.
• 1985: Atwood's novel "The Handmaid's Tale" was published, gaining widespread acclaim and becoming a literary classic. The novel explores themes of oppression and feminism in a dystopian society.
• 2000: Atwood released "The Blind Assassin," which won the prestigious Booker Prize and solidified her reputation as a masterful storyteller.
Margaret Atwood Famous Works:
• 1969: "The Edible Woman"
• 1985: "The Handmaid's Tale"
• 1996: "Alias Grace"
• 2003: "Oryx and Crake"
• 2019: "The Testaments" (sequel to "The Handmaid's Tale")
Margaret Atwood Awards and Honors:
• 1986: Atwood won Governor General's Award for Fiction for "The Handmaid's Tale"
• 2000: Atwood won Booker Prize for Fiction for "The Blind Assassin"
• 2016: Atwood received PEN Pinter Prize for her outstanding literary achievement and her commitment to human rights and free speech
Margaret Atwood Personal life:
• 1968: Margaret Atwood married writer Graeme Gibson and had a daughter named Eleanor.
• 2019: Atwood and Gibson separated after over four decades of marriage.
Margaret Atwood Activism:
• 2004: Atwood became an honorary president of the Rare Bird Club, an international group dedicated to the conservation of rare birds and their habitats.
• 2019: Atwood participated in the global climate strikes, advocating for action against climate change.