Margaret Atwood

Canadian writer

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Margaret Atwood: Canadian writer
Margaret Eleanor Atwood is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, teacher, environmental activist and inventor. Since 1961, she has published 18 books of poetry, 18 novels, 11 books of non-fiction, nine collections of short fiction, eight children's books, and two graphic novels, as well as a number of small press editions of both poetry and fiction. Atwood has won numerous awards and honors for her writing, including the Booker Prize (twice), Arthur C. Clarke Award, Governor General's Award, Franz Kafka Prize, Princess of Asturias Awards, and the National Book Critics and PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Awards. A number of her works have been adapted for film and television, increasing her exposure.


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James Norton, Isabelle Huppert, and Margaret Atwood are among the signatories condemning repression.
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Prominent Artists and Writers Warn of an ‘Intolerant Climate’

An open letter published by Harper’s, signed by luminaries including Margaret Atwood and Wynton Marsalis, argued for openness to “opposing views.” The debate began immediately. - Published

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Margaret Atwood: ‘The people who suppress women also pretend there is no climate crisis’

Multi award-winning Canadian author Margaret Atwood is often cited as one of the most powerful and prophetic voices writing today. She’s the creator of contemporary literature's most chilling..
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Margaret Atwood, Stephen King, Rick Riordan among winners of Goodreads' best books of 2019

Goodreads has compiled a list of the top books for 2019 in 20 categories based on ratings, reviews and member votes. - Published

260 writers approach PM Modi on Aatish Taseer

Nobel prize winners for literature Orhan Pamuk and John Maxwell Coetzee, and Booker winners Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie and Ian McEwan are among 260 authors, journalists, activists and artists who..
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Top authors including Pamuk, Rushdie urge government to restore Aatish Taseer's OCI card

Over 260 prominent personalities including authors Orhan Pamuk, Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie and Amitava Ghosh on Thursday expressed concern over the alleged "targeting" of journalist Aatish Taseer..
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Margaret Atwood on the TV version of "The Handmaid's Tale"

Margaret Atwood's classic dystopian novel "The Handmaid's Tale" has been adapted into an award-winning TV series, now in its third season. She has also written a sequel, "The Testaments." In this web..
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Why the "Marthas" in "Handmaid's Tale"?

Correspondent Martha Teichner has a question for author Margaret Atwood, whose classic novel "The Handmaid's Tale" features characters named Martha comprising a lower social class in the Republic of..
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Margaret Atwood's advice to voters

Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel "The Handmaid's Tale" contains powerful warnings about the misuse of political power. In this web exclusive she tells correspondent Martha Teichner that voters should..
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Margaret Atwood: "The Testaments" contains "tons of hope"

In this preview of an interview to be broadcast on "CBS Sunday Morning" September 8, Margaret Atwood, author of the dystopian classic "The Handmaid's Tale," talks with correspondent Martha Teichner..
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ShowBiz Minute: Houston, Booker, Trump

Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G. nominated for Rock Hall of Fame; It's a tie: Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share fiction's Booker Prize; Trump calls for Sean Spicer votes on "Dancing with.. - Published

Margaret Atwood, Bernardine Evaristo share Booker Prize

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Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo jointly won the 2019 Booker Prize on Monday after judges "flout" the rules by declaring a tie. British Indian novelist Salman Rushdie's tragicomic 'Quichotte'..
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Rule-breaking Booker judges honor Atwood, Evaristo with rare double prize

Margaret Atwood's "The Testaments" and Bernardine Evaristo's "Girl, Woman, Other" jointly won the Booker Prize on Monday in a surprise double award in which the literary prize recognized its oldest and..
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Authors Atwood and Evaristo jointly win Booker Prize

Margaret Atwood's "The Testaments" and Bernardine Evaristo's "Girl, Woman, Other" jointly won the Booker Prize in London on Monday, in a surprise announcement by the judges of the major literary prize.
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Margaret Atwood: Handmaid's Tale has got 'a lot closer to reality'

Margaret Atwood says threats to women's rights give her characters a new resonance.
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"Sunday Morning" Full Episode 9/8

This week "Sunday Morning," hosted by Jane Pauley, features Serena Altschul's cover story on the rising popularity of plant-based milk (if it really IS milk). Plus: Martha Teichner talks with "The..
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Margaret Atwood on "The Testaments"

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"The Handmaid's Tale" author Margaret Atwood: "I have never believed it can't happen here"

The Canadian author says her sequel, "The Testaments," which continues the saga of the women of the dystopian society of Gilead, offers "tons of hope"
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Margaret Atwood on "The Handmaid's Tale" and its sequel: "It is a warning"

Preview: The author tells "Sunday Morning" that the atrocities described in her dystopian classic, and her new novel "The Testaments," were taken from real-life events: "The human race made it up,..
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Amazon’s Says Early Release of Margaret Atwood’s Top-Secret ‘Handmaid’s’ Sequel Was an Accident

The company says a “technical error” is responsible for a “small number” of copies of “The Testaments” going out early. Independent booksellers are angry. - Published

Book excerpt: "The Testaments" by Margaret Atwood

In her sequel to "The Handmaid's Tale," shortlisted for the Booker Prize, the author writes of attempts to wipe away the "corrupt and blood-smeared fingerprints of the past"
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Amazon sends Margaret Atwood's The Testaments out early by mistake

Some lucky readers received Margaret Atwood's follow-up to The Handmaid's Tale a week early.
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Sequel to 'The Handmaid's Tale,' Margaret Atwood's 'The Testaments,' well worth the wait

Gilead finally meets its downfall in "The Testaments," Margaret Atwood's much-anticipated sequel to "The Handmaid's Tale." - Published

Booker Prize 2019: Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie both make shortlist

Two former winners will compete with four other authors for the prestigious literary prize.
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Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood in 2019 Booker longlist

72-year-old Rushdie has earlier won the Booker in 1981 for "Midnight's Children".
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