Margaret Atwood

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Margaret Atwood, one of the world’s most celebrated authors, was born on November 18, 1939 in Ottawa, Canada. She is an award-winning novelist, poet and essayist famous for her books The Circle Game, The Handmaid’s Tale, Cat's Eye, The Blind Assassin, Alias Grace and The Tent to name a few among her several written masterpieces.

Known internationally for her award-winning poems, short-stories and novels, Margaret has had her works translated in numerous languages and has received many screen adaptations, with both Alias Grace and The Handmaid's Tale executed as TV miniseries last year, of which the latter has received several accolades for its profound impact on the viewers.

As an author known for mastering the art of dystopian storytelling, Margaret had her first work published as the pamphlet of poetry, Double Persephone. She continued writing poetry throughout the 60s and also penned down books like Talismans for Children and The Animals in That Country.