Margaret was born in Ontario, Canada in 1939. Margaret spent much of her childhood moving back and forth between Ottawa and Toronto, resulting in her education falling to the weigh side until she was 12 years old. Once in school, she became a voracious reader of literature, Canadian animal books and comics.
Following on from graduating Leaside High School in Toronto, Margaret realised her ambition to write professionally. Margaret’s love of literature led her to further studies at Harvard University in which she obtained a master’s degree.
In her 79 years, Margaret has published an astounding seventeen books of poetry, sixteen novels, 10 books of nonfiction, eight collections of short fictions, eight children’s books and one graphic novel. It is no doubt that her work has earned her numerous awards and honours including the coveted Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics to name but a few. Her abundance of work encompasses themes that everybody can enjoy from religion to climate change.
Winner of the Booker Prize 2019!
THE SEQUEL TO THE HANDMAID'S TALE The third season of the AWARD-WINNING TV SERIES is now airing on Channel 4 starring Elisabeth Moss
And so I step up, into the darkness within; or else the light. When the van door slammed on Offred's future at the end of The Handmaid's Tale , readers had no way of telling what lay ahead. With The Testaments , the wait is over. Margaret Atwood's sequel picks up the story 15 years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.
Check out Margaret Atwood's other books including the book based on 'The Handmaid's Tale'.