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

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

Order of MaddAddam Series

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

Order of Angel Catbird Graphic Novels

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

Order of Margaret Atwood Standalone Novels

1The Edible Woman 1969Description / Buy
2Surfacing 1972Description / Buy
3Lady Oracle 1976Description / Buy
4Up in the Tree 1978Description / Buy
5Life Before Man 1979Description / Buy
6Bodily Harm 1981Description / Buy
7Cat's Eye 1988Description / Buy
8For the Birds 1990Description / Buy
9The Robber Bride 1993Description / Buy
10Alias Grace 1996Description / Buy
11The Labrador Fiasco 1996Description / Buy
12The Blind Assassin 2000Description / Buy
13Bottle 2004Description / Buy
14The Heart Goes Last 2015Description / Buy

Order of Margaret Atwood Short Stories

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

Order of Margaret Atwood Picture Books

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

Order of Margaret Atwood Non-Fiction Books

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

Order of Margaret Atwood Collections

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

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

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

Order of Canongate's The Myths Series

1A Short History of Myth ( By:) 2004Description / Buy
2The Penelopiad 2005Description / Buy
3Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles ( By: Jeanette Winterson) 2005Description / Buy
4Where Three Roads Meet ( By:) 2005Description / Buy
5The Goddess Chronicle ( By:) 2008Description / Buy

Order of Imaginarium Series

1Imaginarium 2011: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing ( By: Sandra Kasturi) 2011Description / Buy
2Imaginarium 2013: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing ( By: Sandra Kasturi) 2013Description / Buy
3Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing ( By: Sandra Kasturi) 2014Description / Buy
4Imaginarium 5: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing ( By: Sandra Kasturi) 2017Description / Buy

Order of Tesseracts Series

1Tesseracts ( By: Judith Merril) 1985Description / Buy
2Tesseracts² ( By: Phyllis Gotlieb) 1987Description / Buy
3Tesseracts 3 ( With: William Gibson, Charles de Lint, Phyllis Gotlieb, Michael Skeet, Peter Watts, Judith Merril, , , , , , Élisabeth Vonarburg, , , , , , , , Dave Duncan) 1990Description / Buy
4Tesseracts 4 ( By: Michael Skeet, Lorna Toolis) 1992Description / Buy
5Tesseracts 5 ( By: Yves Meynard, Robert Runté) 1996Description / Buy
6Tesseracts 6 ( By: Robert J. Sawyer, Carolyn Clink) 1997Description / Buy
7Tesseracts 7 ( By: David Annandale, Michael Skeet, , Cory Doctorow, , , Yves Meynard, , , Shirley Meier, Carolyn Clink, , Élisabeth Vonarburg) 1998Description / Buy
8Tesseracts 8 ( By: Cory Doctorow, , A.M. Dellamonica, , , Yves Meynard, , , , Sandra Kasturi) 2002Description / Buy
9TesseractsQ ( By: Élisabeth Vonarburg, Jane Brierley) 2002Description / Buy
10Tesseracts Nine: New Canadian Speculative Fiction ( By: , Nalo Hopkinson) 2005Description / Buy
11Tesseracts Ten ( By: Edo Van Belkom) 2006Description / Buy
12Tesseracts Eleven ( By: , Cory Doctorow) 2007Description / Buy
13Tesseracts Twelve: New Novellas of Canadian Fantastic Fiction ( By: Michael Skeet) 2008Description / Buy
14Tesseracts Thirteen ( By: Nancy Kilpatrick) 2009Description / Buy
15Tesseracts 14: Strange Canadian Stories ( By:) 2010Description / Buy
16Tesseracts Fifteen ( By: Julie E. Czerneda) 2011Description / Buy
17Tesseracts Sixteen: Parnassus Unbound ( By: Kevin J. Anderson, Robert J. Sawyer, , , , Neil Peart, , Carolyn Clink, Sandra Kasturi) 2012Description / Buy
18Superhero Universe ( By:) 2016Description / Buy
19Compostela ( By: Spider Robinson) 2017Description / Buy

Order of Best American Short Stories Series

1The Best Short Stories of 1915 1916Description / Buy
2The Best Short Stories of 1916 1916Description / Buy
3The Best Short Stories of 1917 1917Description / Buy
4The Best Short Stories of 1918 1918Description / Buy
5The Best Short Stories of 1919 1919Description / Buy
6The Best Short Stories of 1921 1921Description / Buy
7The Best Short Stories of 1922 1922Description / Buy
8The Best Short Stories of 1923 1923Description / Buy
9The Best Short Stories 1924 1924Description / Buy
10The Best Short Stories of 1925 1925Description / Buy
11The Best Short Stories 1926 1926Description / Buy
12The Best Short Stories 1927 1927Description / Buy
13The Best Short Stories of 1928 1928Description / Buy
14The Best Short Stories of 1929 1929Description / Buy
15The Best Short Stories 1930 1930Description / Buy
16The Best Short Stories 1931 1931Description / Buy
17The Best Short Stories of 1932 1932Description / Buy
18The Best Short Stories 1933 1933Description / Buy
19The Best Short Stories 1934 1934Description / Buy
20The Best Short Stories 1935 1935Description / Buy
21The Best Short Stories 1936 1936Description / Buy
22The Best Short Stories 1937 1937Description / Buy
23The Best Short Stories of 1938 1938Description / Buy
2450 Best American Short Stories, 1915-1939 1939Description / Buy
25The Best Short Stories 1939 1939Description / Buy
26The Best Short Stories of 1940 1940Description / Buy
27The Best Short Stories 1941 1941Description / Buy
28The Best American Short Stories 1942 1942Description / Buy
29The Best American Short Stories 1943 1943Description / Buy
30The Best American Short Stories 1944 1944Description / Buy
31The Best American Short Stories 1945 1945Description / Buy
32The Best American Short Stories 1946 1946Description / Buy
33The Best American Short Stories 1947 1947Description / Buy
34The Best American Short Stories 1948 1948Description / Buy
35The Best American Short Stories 1949 1949Description / Buy
36The Best American Short Stories 1950 1950Description / Buy
37The Best American Short Stories 1951 1951Description / Buy
38The Best American Short Stories 1952 1952Description / Buy
39The Best American Short Stories 1953 1953Description / Buy
40The Best American Short Stories 1955 1955Description / Buy
41The Best American Short Stories 1956 1956Description / Buy
42The Best American Short Stories 1957 1957Description / Buy
43The Best American Short Stories 1958 1958Description / Buy
44The Best American Short Stories 1959 1959Description / Buy
45The Best American Short Stories 1960 1960Description / Buy
46The Best American Short Stories 1961 1961Description / Buy
47The Best American Short Stories 1962 1962Description / Buy
48The Best American Short Stories 1963 1963Description / Buy
49The Best American Short Stories 1964 1964Description / Buy
50The Best American Short Stories 1965 1965Description / Buy
51The Best American Short Stories 1966 1966Description / Buy
52The Best American Short Stories 1967 1967Description / Buy
53The Best American Short Stories 1968 1967Description / Buy
54The Best American Short Stories of 1969 1969Description / Buy
55The Best American Short Stories 1970 1970Description / Buy
56The Best American Short Stories 1971 1971Description / Buy
57The Best American Short Stories 1972 1972Description / Buy
58The Best American Short Stories 1973 1973Description / Buy
59The Best American Short Stories 1974 1974Description / Buy
60The Best of Best American Short Stories 1915-1950 1975Description / Buy
61The Best American Short Stories 1975 1975Description / Buy
62The Best American Short Stories 1976 1976Description / Buy
63The Best American Short Stories 1977 1977Description / Buy
64The Best American Short Stories 1978 1978Description / Buy
65The Best American Short Stories 1979 1979Description / Buy
66The Best American Short Stories 1980 1980Description / Buy
67The Best American Short Stories 1981 1981Description / Buy
68The Best American Short Stories 1982 1982Description / Buy
69The Best American Short Stories 1983 1983Description / Buy
70The Best American Short Stories 1984 1984Description / Buy
71The Best American Short Stories 1985 1985Description / Buy
72The Best American Short Stories 1986 1986Description / Buy
73The Best American Short Stories 1987 1987Description / Buy
74The Best American Short Stories 1988 1988Description / Buy
75The Best American Short Stories 1989 1989Description / Buy
76The Best American Short Stories of the Eighties 1990Description / Buy
77The Best American Short Stories 1990 1990Description / Buy
78The Best American Short Stories 1991 1991Description / Buy
79The Best American Short Stories 1992 1992Description / Buy
80The Best American Short Stories 1993 1993Description / Buy
81The Best American Short Stories 1994 1994Description / Buy
82The Best American Short Stories 1995 1995Description / Buy
83The Best American Short Stories 1996 1996Description / Buy
84The Best American Short Stories 1997 1997Description / Buy
85The Best American Short Stories 1998 1998Description / Buy
86The Best American Short Stories 1999 1999Description / Buy
87The Best American Short Stories 2000 2000Description / Buy
88The Best American Short Stories of the Century 2000Description / Buy
89The Best American Short Stories 2001 2001Description / Buy
90The Best American Short Stories 2002 2002Description / Buy
91The Best American Short Stories 2003 2003Description / Buy
92The Best American Short Stories 2004 2004Description / Buy
93The Best American Short Stories 2005 2005Description / Buy
94The Best American Short Stories 2006 2006Description / Buy
95The Best American Short Stories 2007 2007Description / Buy
96The Best Short Stories of 1921, and the Yearbook of the American Short Story 2007Description / Buy
97The Best American Short Stories 1921 2007Description / Buy
98The Best American Short Stories 2008 2008Description / Buy
99The Best American Short Stories 2009 2009Description / Buy
100The Best American Short Stories 2010 2010Description / Buy
101The Best American Short Stories 2011 2011Description / Buy
102The Best American Short Stories 2012 2012Description / Buy
103The Best American Short Stories 2013 2013Description / Buy
104The Best American Short Stories 2014 2014Description / Buy
105The Best American Short Stories 2015 2015Description / Buy
106100 Years of The Best American Short Stories 2015Description / Buy
107The Best American Short Stories 2016 2016Description / Buy
108The Best American Short Stories 2017 2017Description / Buy
109The Best American Short Stories 2018 2018Description / Buy
110The Best American Short Stories 2019 2019Description / Buy
111The Best American Short Stories 2020 2020Description / Buy

Margaret Atwood Anthologies

1 The Faber Book of Contemporary Canadian Short Stories1990Description / Buy
2 Tesseracts 31990Description / Buy
3 Ten1996Description / Buy
4 Crimespotting2009Description / Buy
5 I'm With the Bears2011Description / Buy
6 Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury2012Description / Buy
7 The World Split Open2014Description / Buy
8 Cutting Edge: New Stories of Mystery and Crime by Women Writers2019Description / 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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