Margaret Atwood

Standard Name: Atwood, Margaret
Birth Name: Margaret Eleanor Atwood
Nickname: Peggy Atwood
Indexed Name: M. E. Atwood
Well before the end of the twentieth century MA had become one of Canada's leading writers in multiple genres. She now writes for a global audience who read her more than forty novels , poetry,short stories, criticism, lectures, editing of anthologies, and experiments with new, mixed, and digital genres.


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Anthologization Maggie Gee
Her recent chapters in books include Beyond Ending in Bill Bryson 's Seeing Further: The Story of Science and the Royal Society, 2010 (whose other contributors include Margaret Atwood and David Attenborough ), Living...
death Eleanor Anne Porden
This expedition was not his fateful one: he returned to England in 1827, and on 5 November 1828 married his second wife, Jane Griffin .
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder.
His last, lost expedition has informed or inspired many artistic...
death Angela Carter
On 23 February an obituary by Margaret Atwood appeared in the London Observer, and one by Carter's friend and publisher Carmen Callil in the Sunday Times.
Sage, Lorna. Angela Carter. Northcote House.
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Dedications Naomi Alderman
The early version had a protagonist, Christine, who survived the revision only to die in the opening pages of the final, 110,000-word version,
“Foyles”. Naomi Alderman. About the Author.
leaving a daughter who is one of four central figures. Alderman dedicated...
Family and Intimate relationships Susanna Moodie
The deaths of her infant and her young son marked SM for life, and her homesickness for England abated somewhat in the face of a new and fierce attachment to their Canadian graves. Margaret Atwood
Friends, Associates Carol Shields
CS , who had said that in the 1960s she knew no writers, became a personal friend of her fellow author Alice Munro , who called her (according to Margaret Atwood ) just a luminous person.
Atwood, Margaret. “To the light house”. The Guardian, p. 28.
Intertextuality and Influence Rosalind Coward
With essays under such titles as Ideal Homes, Kissing, Naughty but Nice: Food Pornography, and Men's Bodies, Female Desire interrogates the matter-of-fact details and events of everyday life, revealing the complex...
Intertextuality and Influence Susanna Moodie
Roughing It in the Bush is now considered one of the most influential and foundational works of Canadian literature. It has made a deep impression upon many Canadian writers, including Margaret Atwood and Carol Shields
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Shelley
The legacy of Frankenstein is immense and widely diffused. It has been successfully filmed not once but several times, as simple horror movie and as intellectualised retelling with a gruesome birth scene only marginally connected...
Intertextuality and Influence Edna O'Brien
EOB has named many women writers as important to her: she includes among these Jane Austen , Emily Dickinson , Elizabeth Bowen , Anna Akhmatova , Anita Brookner , and Margaret Atwood , adding: Every...
Intertextuality and Influence Carol Shields
She maintains that the emergence of a Canadian Literature narrative has slightly distorted perceptions of SM (whose literary accomplishment she rates only very moderately), but that study of Moodie's four novels can shed light on...
Leisure and Society Naomi Alderman
In spring 2011 NA took a course in running which provided the inspiration for the smartphone game Zombies, Run!
Chatfield, Tom. “Escape the marauding zombies . . . and burn calories at the same time”.
With Margaret Atwood , her mentor on the Rolex scheme for partnering younger artists with distinguished...
Literary responses Hilary Mantel
This novel won the Hawthornden Prize the year after publication.It received generally enthusiastic reviews, although Anita Brookner evinced a degree of wariness in her comment: The novel, though expert, is unsettling. It is unsettling through...
Literary responses Adrienne Rich
Rich was during her lifetime and still is widely acclaimed and honoured as a major poet, theorist, and critic of culture. Her poetry and prose have been examined in literary and social criticism, and in...
Literary responses Hilary Mantel
Colin Burrow found this novel brilliant, perhaps perverse, offering substantial and deep pleasure to the reader, excelling particularly when the historical record is uncertain or contradictory, well able to stand comparison with the portrait of...


December 1953: Hugh Hefner launched his magazine Playboy,...

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December 1953

Hugh Hefner launched his magazine Playboy, published in Chicago. The first issue featured a previously unpublished nude photo of Marilyn Monroe .

May 1978: Virago Press issued its first Virago Modern...

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May 1978

Virago Press issued its first Virago Modern Classics, a historically important series most though not all of which were novels.

January 1996: Virago Press resumed operations as an imprint...

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January 1996

Virago Press resumed operations as an imprint of another larger company, Little Brown . Its board took the decision to sell in 1995, two years after its twentieth birthday.

10 October 2006: Kiran Desai won the Man Booker Prize for...

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10 October 2006

Kiran Desai won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction for her novel The Inheritance of Loss.

26 September 2009: The Guardian newspaper carried a number of...

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26 September 2009

The Guardian newspaper carried a number of poems and short prose pieces commissioned in support of the 10:10 initiative to reduce carbon emissions.


Atwood, Margaret. “’Little Chappies With Breasts’”. New York Times Book Review, p. 11.
Atwood, Margaret. “A Nobel for our times”. Guardian Weekly, p. 16.
Atwood, Margaret. A Quiet Game, and Other Early Works. Editors Chung, Kathy and Sherrill Grace, Juvenilia Press, 1997.
Atwood, Margaret. Alias Grace. McClelland and Stewart, 1996.
Atwood, Margaret, and Johnnie Christmas. Angel Catbird. Dark Horse Books, 2016.
Atwood, Margaret. Bluebeard’s Egg. McClelland and Stewart, 1983.
Atwood, Margaret. Bodily Harm. McClelland and Stewart, 1981.
Atwood, Margaret. Bottle. Hay Festival Press, 2004, http://PS 8551 T97 B75 2004 Special Collections.
Atwood, Margaret. Cat’s Eye. McClelland and Stewart, 1988.
Atwood, Margaret. Dancing Girls and Other Stories. McClelland and Stewart, 1977.
Atwood, Margaret. Double Persephone. Toronto, ON, 1961.
Guppy, Shusha et al. “Edna O’Brien”. Women Writers at Work: The <span data-tei-ns-tag="tei_title" data-tei-title-lvl="j">Paris Review</span> Interviews, edited by George Plimpton and George Plimpton, Viking, 1989, pp. 337-59.
McMaster, Juliet, and Margaret Atwood. “Foreword”. A Quiet Game, and Other Early Works, edited by Kathy Chung et al., Juvenilia Press, 1997, p. vi.
Atwood, Margaret, and Christian Ward. “Freeforall”. The Guardian, pp. 59-63.
Atwood, Margaret. Good Bones. Coach House Press, 1992.
Atwood, Margaret. “Guardian book club”. The Guardian, p. Review 7.
Atwood, Margaret. Hag-Seed. Knopf Canada, 2016.
Atwood, Margaret. “Here comes a chopper . . ”. The Guardian, p. Review 6.
Atwood, Margaret. “How I fell for Twitter”. The Guardian, p. 35.
Atwood, Margaret. I’m Starved for You. Byliner Fiction, 2012.
Atwood, Margaret. In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination. Signal, 2011.
Atwood, Margaret. Interlunar. Oxford University Press, 1984.
Grace, Sherrill, and Margaret Atwood. “Introduction”. A Quiet Game, and Other Early Works, edited by Kathy Chung et al., Juvenilia Press, 1997, p. vii - xiv.
Carrière, Marie, and Margaret Atwood. “Introduction”. The Burgess Shale, University of Alberta Press; CLC, 2017, p. ix - xii.
Atwood, Margaret. Lady Oracle. McClelland and Stewart, 1976.