Margaret Atwood was born in Ottawa, Ontario, in 1939. During her childhood she spent many summers in the bush country of northern Ontario and Quebec. Upon graduation from the University of Toronto in 1961, she took her master’s degree from Radcliffe College the following year and went on to pursue doctoral studies at Harvard University.
Novelist and poet, critic and editor, Atwood is one of the most prolific and important writers of contemporary literature. Equally acclaimed as a writer both of fiction and poetry, she devotes much of her creative energy to giving literary shape to the aspirations, fears and foibles of her society. Her many honours include the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, the Governor General’s Award for Poetry, and several honorary degrees.
Margaret Atwood resides in Toronto, Ontario.
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