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Atwood, Margaret (1939-)

Margaret Atwood was born in Ottawa, Ontario in 1939. She is Canada's most eminent novelist and poet, and also writes short stories, critical studies, screenplays, radio scripts and books for children, her works having been translated into over 30 languages. She is perhaps best known, however, for her novels, in which she creates strong, often enigmatic, women characters and excels in telling open-ended stories, while dissecting contemporary urban life and sexual politics.

British Council, 2011, Margaret Atwood

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Online Study Notes

Book reviews

Alias Grace

The Blind Assassin

Bluebeard's egg

  • Sarika, Raoi, 2009, 'Bluebeard's mysterious egg: shifting perspectives, interpretation, meaning and Margaret Atwood', Magnificat, April.

Cat's eye

The Edible woman [Margaret Atwood's first novel]

The Handmaid's tale

The Heart goes last


  • Dawson, Jill, 2003, 'After nature' in The Guardian, 20 September

General resources

Criticism and analysis