Margaret Atwood (b.1939)
Read by Alice Pearson, Social Anthropology, MPhil, 2013
Margaret Atwood (born November 18, 1939) is a poet, novelist, story writer, essayist, and environmental activist. Her books have received critical acclaim in the United States, Europe, and her native Canada, and she has received numerous literary awards, including the Booker Prize, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and the Governor General’s Award, twice. Atwood’s critical popularity is matched by her popularity with readers; her books are regularly bestsellers.