Margaret Atwood, novelist and poet,

was born in Ontario, Canada on November 18th, 1939. In her career as a novelist, poet, cartoonist, literary critic and feminist, she has produced eighteen collections of poetry, twelve novels, nine collections of short fiction and seven non-fiction, critical works. While Atwood is extremely prolific, much of her work has received tremendous critical acclaim: her works have won the Booker Prize and the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and have been nominated for the Governor General's Award and IMPAC Award.

A versatile, Atwood writes nonfiction and poetry as well as her fiction, which includes speculative fiction, space opera and Southern Ontario Gothic. She has served as a professor at the University of British Columbia, Sir George Williams University, York University and New York University. She currently resides in Toronto.

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