Margaret Eleanor Atwood
Born: November 18, 1939
Place of Birth: Ottawa, Ontario
Margaret Atwood is one of Canada's most famous and prolific writers.
She spent time as a youth with her family occasionally living in the wilds of Quebec and Ontario.
She read Animal Farm at nine years old and was emotionally connected to the book.
Educated at Toronto and Harvard, Margaret Atwood has held several university teaching positions around the world.
Her works have included poetry, novels, and children's books translated into twenty languages.
Atwood accepted the role of Vice-Chairman of the Writers' Union of Canada in 1980.
She is also a former president of PEN , a noted writers' association.
Considered a human rights activist, Margaret Atwood presents her characters in various human dramatic situations.
She won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000 for her novel, The Blind Assassin.
Margaret Atwood's books qualify her as one of Canada's most honoured authors.
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OW Toad Atwood Reference Site
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