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Margaret Atwood
Atwood at the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair
BornMargaret Eleanor Atwood
(1939-11-18) November 18, 1939 (age 81)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Notable work(s)
Spouse(s)Jim Polk (m. 1968–1973) «start: (1968)–end+1: (1974)»"Marriage: Jim Polk to Margaret Atwood" Location: (linkback:
Partner(s)Graeme Gibson (1973–2019; his death)[1]


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Margaret Eleanor Atwood (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian writer. She is best known for writing novels. She has also published 15 books of poetry.[3] The Edible Woman was her first novel, published in 1969.

Her novel The Handmaid's Tale was the first winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, in 1987. The sequel, The Testaments, is due for release in September 2019.

The Blind Assassin won the 2000 Booker Prize.