Atwood, Margaret (Eleanor)

Atwood, Margaret (Eleanor)
born Nov. 18, 1939, Ottawa, Ont., Can.

Canadian poet, novelist, and critic.

Atwood attended the University of Toronto and Harvard University. In the poetry collection The Circle Game (1964; Governor General's Award), she celebrates the natural world and condemns materialism. Her novels, several of which have become best-sellers, include Lady Oracle (1976), Bodily Harm (1981), The Handmaid's Tale (1985; Governor General's Award), The Robber Bride (1993), Alias Grace (1996), and The Blind Assassin (2000). She is noted for her feminism and Canadian nationalism.

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