Margaret Atwood is the author of more than thirty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. In addition to the classic The Handmaid’s Tale, her novels include Cat’s Eye, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize, Oryx and Crake and most recently, The Year of the Flood. Her last two novels have sold over a million copies in the English language.
Margaret Atwood is among the most-honoured authors of fiction in recent history. She has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, winning once, a winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and Prince of Asturias Award for Literature, has been a finalist for the Governor General's Award seven times, winning twice, and in 2012 was awarded the title of Companion of Literature by The Royal Society of Literature. She lives in Toronto, Canada.