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    Margaret Atwood at the 2011 Writers' Trust Gala

    Margaret Atwood (1939- ) is a very prolific Canadian author, having published 12 novels and 15 poetry books, on top of short story anthologies and other works. She is one of the most acclaimed authors in recent history: She won the Giller Prize (Canada's top award for literary fiction) in 1996, and has either won or been a finalist for Canada's Governor General's Award (one of Canada's highest awards for an author) seven times. She has also earned the Arthur C. Clarke Award for best Science Fiction, LA Time Fiction Award and Prince of Asturias Award, and has been nominated or won the Booker Prize five times.

    Under the name Bart Gerrard, she was a cartoonist in the 1970s. Also, she's not a bad goalie.

    Oh, and she invented the LongPen.

    Works written by Margaret Atwood include:

    (Copied from her Wikipedia page)

    The MaddAddam Trilogy

    1. Oryx and Crake (2003, finalist for the 2003 Booker Prize and the 2003 Governor General's Award and shortlisted for the 2004 Orange Prize for Fiction.)
    2. The Year of the Flood (2009, Oryx and Crake companion, longlisted for the 2011 International Dublin Literary Award)
    3. MaddAddam (2013) (Third novel in Oryx and Crake trilogy, Goodreads Choice for Best Science Fiction 2013)


    Short fiction collections

    Poetry collections


    • I'm Starved For You: Positron, Episode One (2012)
    • Choke Collar: Positron, Episode Two (2012)
    • Erase Me: Positron, Episode Three (2013)
    • The Heart Goes Last: Positron, Episode Four (2013)

    Anthologies edited

    • The New Oxford Book of Canadian Verse (1982)
    • The Canlit Foodbook (1987)
    • The Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories in English (1988)
    • The Best American Short Stories 1989 (1989) (with Shannon Ravenel)
    • The New Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories in English (1995)

    Children's books

    • Up in the Tree (1978)
    • Anna's Pet (1980) (with Joyce C. Barkhouse)
    • For the Birds (1990) (with Shelly Tanaka)
    • Princess Prunella and the Purple Peanut (1995)
    • Rude Ramsay and the Roaring Radishes (2003)
    • Bashful Bob and Doleful Dorinda (2006)
    • Wandering Wenda and Widow Wallop's Wunderground Washery (2011)



    • Kanadian Kultchur Komix featuring "Survivalwoman" in This Magazine under the pseudonym, Bart Gerrard 1975–1980
    • Others appear on her website.

    Graphic novels

    • Angel Catbird, with Johnnie Christmas and Tamra Bonvillain (2016)

    Television scripts

    • The Servant Girl (1974)
    • Snowbird (1981)
    • Heaven on Earth (1987)


    • The Trumpets of Summer (1964) (with composer John Beckwith)
    • Frankenstein Monster Song (2004, with rock band One Ring Zero)
    • "Pauline", a chamber opera in two acts, with composer Tobin Stokes for City Opera Vancouver (2014)

    Audio recordings

    • The Poetry and Voice of Margaret Atwood (1977)
    • Margaret Atwood Reads "Unearthing Suite" (1985)
    • Margaret Atwood Reading From Her Poems (2005)
    • Margaret Atwood as herself in Zombies, Run, as a surviving radio operator in themes.