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Margaret Atwood

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Margaret Atwood is a giant of modern literature who has anticipated, explored, satirized -- and even changed -- the popular preoccupations of our time. The Booker Prize-winning author of *The Handmaid's Tale* and *The Blind Assassin*, Atwood is the rare writer whose work is adored by the public, acclaimed by the critics, and studied on university campuses around the world. Though her subject matter varies, the precision crafting of her language -- she is also a renowned poet -- gives her body of work a sensibility entirely its own. Based out of Toronto, Atwood has written over 40 classic books, which have been translated into over 30 languages. Her novels include *Alias Grace*, *Life Before Man*, *Oryx and Crake* and 2008's *Moral Disorder*. Her major awards include The Giller and The Governor General's Award (Canada); The Booker Prize (UK); The Dashiell Hammett Award (United States); and the Le Chevalier dans l'Ordre de Arts et Les Lettres (France).