Margaret Atwood

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Born: in Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Actor (8)

Al Purdy Was Here 2015 (Movie)

(Herself)

Terms and Conditions May Apply 2013 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Payback 2012 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Surviving Progress 2012 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Canada: True North 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

Track Two 1980 (Movie)

(Actor)
Writer (5)

Payback 2012 (Movie)

(from book: "Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth") (Source Material)

The Handmaid's Tale 1990 (Movie)

(Novel: THE HANDMAID'S TALE) (Source Material)

Heaven on Earth 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Writer

Surfacing 1980 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

The Robber Bride (TV Show)

Source Material

EDUCATION

Victoria College, University of Toronto

1957

Radcliffe College, Harvard University

1962

Milestones

2015

Was the first contributor to the Future Library project with her book, Scribbler Moon, which will be published in 2114.

2008

Penned the libretto for the chamber opera "Pauline."

2003

Had a number of her stories dramatized for the anthology series "The Atwood Stories."

2000

Published the novel The Blind Assassin, which won the Booker Prize for fiction.

1996

Published the acclaimed novel Alias Grace.

1988

Published the Booker Prize nominated novel Cat's Eye.

1985

Published the groundbreaking speculative fiction novel The Handmaid's Tale.

1984

Was the subject of the documentary "Margaret Atwood: Once in August."

1977

Published the short story collection Dancing Girls, which won the St. Lawrence Award for Fiction.

1968

Published her first novel, The Edible Woman.

1964

Published the Governor General's Award winning book of poetry, The Circle Game.

Bonus Trivia

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Spent much of her childhood in the forests of northern Quebec due to her father's work in etymology.

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Began writing plays and stories at the age of six.

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Published articles in her college literary journal, Acta Victoriana.

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Won the E. J. Pratt Medal soon after graduating from college for a privately printed book of poems, Double Persephone.

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Taught at the University of British Columbia, the Sir George Williams University in Montreal, the University of Alberta, York University, the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, and New York University.

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Invited the remote robotic writing device, the LongPen.

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Was named Humanist of the Year by the American Humanist Association in 1987.

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Holds honorary degrees from 28 universities.

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