Margaret Atwood Books

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Apart from being an author, Margaret Eleanor Atwood is also a poet, essayist, environmental activist and literary critic. Atwood is also the founder of a non-profit organization, Writer’s Trust of Canada, whose main aim is to encourage the writing community in Canada. Furthermore, she is also the founder of the Griffin Poetry Prize. Margaret Atwood is the developer and inventor of the Longpen associated technologies, which facilitates remote robotic writing of documents. Atwood is also the Director and Co-Founder of Syngrafii inc. a company that she created in the year 2004, to not only develop but to also distribute and produce Longpen technologies. Atwood holds numerous patents that are all related to Longpen technologies.

Order of The Handmaid's Tale Series

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1 The Handmaid's Tale 1986 Description / Buy
2 The Testaments 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Hogarth Shakespeare Series with Anne Tyler, Jeanette Winterson, Edward St. Aubyn, Howard Jacobson

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1 The Gap of Time ( By: Jeanette Winterson) 2015 Description / Buy
2 Shylock Is My Name ( By: Howard Jacobson) 2016 Description / Buy
3 Vinegar Girl ( By: Anne Tyler) 2016 Description / Buy
4 Hag-Seed 2016 Description / Buy
5 Dunbar ( By: Edward St. Aubyn) 2017 Description / Buy
6 Macbeth ( By: Jo Nesbø) 2018 Description / Buy

Order of MaddAddam Series

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1 Oryx and Crake 2003 Description / Buy
2 The Year of the Flood 2009 Description / Buy
3 MaddAddam 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Positron Series

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1 The Heart Goes Last 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Angel Catbird Graphic Novel Series

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1 Angel Catbird, Volume 1 2016 Description / Buy
2 Angel Catbird, Volume 2: To Castle Catula 2017 Description / Buy
3 Angel Catbird, Volume 3: The Catbird Roars 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Margaret Atwood Standalone Novels

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1 The Edible Woman 1969 Description / Buy
2 Surfacing 1972 Description / Buy
3 Lady Oracle 1976 Description / Buy
4 Up in the Tree 1978 Description / Buy
5 Life Before Man 1979 Description / Buy
6 Bodily Harm 1981 Description / Buy
7 Cat's Eye 1988 Description / Buy
8 For the Birds 1990 Description / Buy
9 The Robber Bride 1993 Description / Buy
10 Alias Grace 1996 Description / Buy
11 The Labrador Fiasco 1996 Description / Buy
12 The Blind Assassin 2000 Description / Buy
13 Bottle 2004 Description / Buy

Order of Margaret Atwood Short Stories

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1 Moral Disorder 2014 Description / Buy
2 The Bad News (Short Story) 2018 Description / Buy
3 War Bears (Short Story) 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Margaret Atwood Picture Books

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1 Anna's Pet (Short Story) 1980 Description / Buy
2 Princess Prunella and the Purple Peanut 1995 Description / Buy
3 Rude Ramsay and the Roaring Radishes 2003 Description / Buy
4 Bashful Bob and Doleful Dorinda 2004 Description / Buy
5 Wandering Wenda and Widow Wallop's Wunderground Washery (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
6 A Trio of Tolerable Tales (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Margaret Atwood Non-Fiction Books

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1 Survival 1972 Description / Buy
2 Days Of The Rebels 1977 Description / Buy
3 Second Words 1982 Description / Buy
4 The Canlit Foodbook 1987 Description / Buy
5 Margaret Atwood Conversations 1990 Description / Buy
6 Strange Things 1995 Description / Buy
7 Two Solicitudes 1996 Description / Buy
8 Story of a Nation 2001 Description / Buy
9 Negotiating with the Dead 2002 Description / Buy
10 The Penelopiad 2005 Description / Buy
11 Curious Pursuits 2005 Description / Buy
12 Writing With Intent 2005 Description / Buy
13 Payback 2007 Description / Buy
14 Glances at Germany, Poland, and the Euxine 2009 Description / Buy
15 In Other Worlds 2011 Description / Buy
16 Dire Cartographies 2015 Description / Buy
17 The Burgess Shale 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Margaret Atwood Collections

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1 The Circle Game 1964 Description / Buy
2 The Animals in that Country 1968 Description / Buy
3 The Journals of Susanna Moodie 1970 Description / Buy
4 Procedures For Underground 1970 Description / Buy
5 Power Politics 1971 Description / Buy
6 You Are Happy 1974 Description / Buy
7 Selected Poems 1976 Description / Buy
8 Dancing Girls and Other Stories 1977 Description / Buy
9 Two-Headed Poems 1978 Description / Buy
10 True Stories 1981 Description / Buy
11 Bluebeard's Egg 1983 Description / Buy
12 Murder in the Dark 1983 Description / Buy
13 Interlunar 1984 Description / Buy
14 Selected Poems II 1986 Description / Buy
15 Wilderness Tips 1991 Description / Buy
16 Good Bones 1992 Description / Buy
17 Poems 1976-1986 (Short Story) 1992 Description / Buy
18 Polarities. Selected Stories 1994 Description / Buy
19 Good Bones and Simple Murders 1994 Description / Buy
20 Bones & Murder 1994 Description / Buy
21 Morning in the Burned House 1995 Description / Buy
22 Eating Fire 1998 Description / Buy
23 Moving Targets 2004 Description / Buy
24 The Tent 2006 Description / Buy
25 Moral Disorder and Other Stories 2006 Description / Buy
26 The Door 2007 Description / Buy
27 The Illustrated Journals of Susanna Moodie 2014 Description / Buy
28 Stone Mattress 2014 Description / Buy
29 Freedom 2018 Description / Buy
30 Dearly (Short Story) 2020 Description / Buy

Margaret Atwood Anthologies

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1 The Faber Book Of Contemporary Canadian Short Stories 1990 Description / Buy
2 Ten 1996 Description / Buy
3 Crimespotting 2009 Description / Buy
4 I'm With the Bears 2011 Description / Buy
5 Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury 2012 Description / Buy
6 The World Split Open 2014 Description / Buy
7 Cutting Edge: New Stories of Mystery and Crime by Women Writers 2019 Description / Buy
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Irrespective of the fact that Margaret Atwood is mainly known as a writer, she has also managed to publish fifteen poetry books. A majority of the author’s poems have been inspired by myths and fairy tales, which have interested her, ever since she was young. Some of the short stories that Margaret Atwood has published include Alphabet, Tamarack Review, CBC Anthology and many others.

In the year 1965, Atwood taught at the University of British Colombia and the Sir George Williams University from the year 1967 to the year 1968. Later on in the year 1969, she taught at the University of Alberta for one year and York University for one year also, from the year 1971 to 1972.

The female intellectual dialogue members at the renowned Victoria College mainly surrounded Atwood. In a majority of her novels, she often portrays characters who are dominated by patriarchy. Atwood also sheds light on the social oppression of women due to the patriarchal ideology. When it comes to social science fiction and speculative fiction, the author has constantly resisted the idea that both of her novels, Oryx and Crake and The Handmaid’s Tale are science fiction. She has insisted that both of these novels are speculative fiction.

In the year 2008, The Economist a weekly magazine referred to Atwood as an expert literary critic and scintillating wordsmith. However, the magazine went on to comment that the author’s logic does not in any way match her writing style in the nonfiction book, Payback: Debt and Shadow.

Margaret Atwood Awards

Atwood is the winner of the Prince of Austrius Award and the Arthur C. Clarke Award. She has also been nominated for the Booker prize more than five times. She has also been nominated for a Governor’s General Award numerous times, winning twice. In the year 2001, Margaret was nominated into Canada’s Hall of Fame.

Margaret Atwood Books into Movies

More than five of Margaret Atwood’s books have been adapted for a screenplay. They include the mini-series, Alias Grace adapted by CBS Canada, Atwood Stories to be aired on W, Handmaid’s Tale Payback and Surfacing.

Best Atwood Books

Handmaids Tale: According to Offred, the heroine of Atwood’s chilling future tale, Fear is an exceedingly powerful stimulant. Trained at the Leah and Rachel center and habited in the red, Offered is a member of the two-legged wombs or sacred vessels, a quasi-religious order whose main task is to create the next generation of the governing elite in the Gilead Republic. Gilead is a Puritan autocracy setup, after the successful assassination of the president and the United States Congress. Offred is confined to Cambridge City, Massachusetts, where local University is closed, and the American football stadium is used for execution of the public. In this book, the name Offred has been used rhetorically to either refer to Offered and Off-red. A majority of Atwood’s novels have not been written using a specific formula.

Like all of the other novels, this book is a starkly individual performance and unrepeatable. Furthermore, it is the science fiction fable, which Atwood had constantly hinted that she has intended to pen down.

Edible Woman: In the novel Edible Woman, which was published in the year 1969, one of the main characters was looking forward to the life after the cataclysm. A time when a birth was going to be essential once more and a new goddess of fertility, Venus Genetrix, was going to rise again. Despite the fact that the setting and structure of her novels is entirely different, there is a decipherable formula of Atwood’s heroine. They are observant, resourceful, frightened and wary. They are also determinedly free.

Apart from Offred, the author also introduces the reader to The Commander, who is a scientist involved in market research. Later on, it is hypothesized that he was indeed one of the architects of the republic and its laws. With that said, The Handmaid’s Tale is a compactly well-ordered reading experience.

When Does The Next Margaret Atwood book come out?

Margaret Atwood doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Dearly and was released on November, 10th 2020. It is the newest book in the Margaret Atwood Collections.

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