Photo credit: Jess Atwood Gibson
Margaret Atwood will
appear on Thursday, November 6, 2003. Her reading will be free and open
to the public and will be followed by a reception and book signing.
of the information below is courtesy
of Ms. Atwood's website, www.owtoad.com.
November, 1939. Ottawa, Ontario
College, University of Toronto, B.A., 1961
College, Cambridge, Mass., A.M., 1962
Cambridge, Mass., 1962-63, 1965-67
in English, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 1964-65
English, Sir George Williams University, Montreal, 1967-68
of Alberta, 1969-70
Professor of English, York University, Toronto, 1971-72
University of Toronto, 1972-73
Chair, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1985
New York University, 1986
Macquarie University, Australia, 1987
Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, 1989
Union of Canada (vice-chair, 1980-81)
(President of Canadian Centre (English Speaking) from 1984-1986)
Royal Society of Canada (fellow)
Cambridge University, Oxford University, Mount Holyoke College, University
of Toronto, Smith College, and many others.
To find reviews of Margaret Atwood's books,
go to our Book Reviews guide.
To find additional articles or short stories by Margaret Atwood or articles about her, search
for her name in Article First ,
Academic Search Complete,
Contemporary Women's Issues
and MLA International Bibliography.
For further information, try the following library guides : Author Biographies,
Interviews and other material can be found by using a
Press Editions: Poetry
Animals in That Country; Oxford, 1969; Atlantic Little-Brown, 1968.
of Susanna Moodie; Oxford, 1970.
for Underground; Oxford, 1970; Atlantic Little-Brown, 1970.
Anansi, 1971; Harper & Row, 1973.
Happy; Oxford, 1974; Harper & Row, 1975.
Poems; Oxford, 1976; Simon & Schuster, 1978.
Poems; Oxford, 1978.
Poems II: Poems Selected and New, 1976-1986; Oxford, 1986; Houghton
Poems 1966-1984; Oxford, 1990.
Atwood Poems 1965-1975; Virago Press Limited, 1991.
in the Burned House; McClelland & Stewart, 1995; Houghton Mifflin,
1995, Virago Press, 1995.
Fire: Selected Poems, 1965-1995; Virago Press Limited, 1998.
poetry has been published in many magazines, including The Tamarack
Review, The Canadian Forum, The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry
(Chicago), Kayak, Quarry, and Prism. Her poetry also appears
in many anthologies, both in Canada and the United States.
Press Editions: Short Fiction
Girls; McClelland & Stewart, Simon and Schuster, 1977; Cape, 1979.
in the Dark; Coach House Press, 1983.
Egg; McClelland & Stewart, 1983; Houghton Mifflin, 1985.
Tips; McClelland & Stewart, 1991; Doubleday, 1991; Bloomsbury, 1991.
Coach House Press, 1992; Bloomsbury, 1992; Doubleday, 1994.
short stories have appeared in The Tamarack Review, Alphabet, Harper's,
CBC Anthology, Ms., Saturday Night, and many other magazines.
Press Editions: Novels
Edible Woman; McClelland & Stewart, 1969; Andre Deutsch, 1969;
Atlantic Little-Brown, 1970.
McClelland & Stewart, 1972; Andre Deutsch, 1973; Simon & Schuster, 1973.
McClelland & Stewart, Simon & Schuster, Deutsch, 1976.
Man; McClelland & Stewart, 1979; Simon & Schuster, Cape, 1980.
Harm; McClelland & Stewart, 1981; Simon & Schuster, Cape, 1981.
Tale; McClelland & Stewart, Houghton Mifflin, 1985; Cape, 1985.
McClelland & Stewart, 1988; Doubleday, 1989.
Bride; McClelland & Stewart, 1993; Bloomsbury, 1993; Doubleday, 1993.
McClelland & Stewart, 1996; Bloomsbury, 1996; Doubleday, 1996.
Assassin; McClelland & Stewart, 2000; Bloomsbury, 2000; Doubleday, 2000.
Press Editions: Childrens Books
In the Tree; McClelland & Stewart, 1978.
Pet; James Lorimer & Co., 1980.
Birds; Douglas & McIntyre, 1990.
Prunella and the Purple Peanut; Key Porter Books, 1995.
Press Editions: Nonfiction
A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature; Anansi, 1972.
the Rebels 1815-1840; Toronto, Natural Science of Canada, 1977.
Words: Selected Critical Prose; Anansi, 1982.
Things: The Malevolent North in Canadian Literature; Oxford University
Press Editions: Edited
Best American Short Stories 1989; (with Shannon Ravenel) Houghton
Foodbook; Totem Books (Collins Publishers), 1987.
Oxford Book of Canadian Verse in English; Oxford, 1982.
Book of Canadian Short Stories in English; (with Robert Weaver)
Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories in English; (with Robert Weaver)
& Small Press Editions: Poetry
Persephone; Hawkshead Press, 1961; pamphlet.
Baroque: a poem; Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1965.
For Children; Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1965.
Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1965.
For Doctor Frankenstein; Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1966.
Hawk; Dreadnaught, 1977.
of Susanna Moodie, Charles Pachter, Manuel and Abel Bello-Sanchez;
a Poem That Can Never Be Written; Salamander Press, 1981.
Salamander Press, 1983.
& Small Press Editions: Fiction
with the Element Man; Concord, New Hampshire, Ewert, 1982.
Suite; Grand Union Press, 1983.
Servant Girl," CBC, 1974.
On Earth," CBC, (with Peter Pearson) 1986.
Trumpets of Summer," CBC Radio, 1964.
Poetry and Voice of Margaret Atwood," Caedmon, 1977.
Atwood Reads From The Handmaid's Tale," Caedmon.
Atwood Reads Unearthing Suite," American Audio Prose Library, 1985.
of Margaret Atwood's novels are also available, read by actresses.
In addition to the
literary work listed above, Ms. Atwood's reviews and critical articles
have appeared in Canadian Literature, Maclean's, Saturday Night, This
Magazine, New York Times Book Review, The Globe and Mail, The Nation,
Books In Canada, The Washington Post, The Harvard Educational Review,
and many others.
Ms. Atwood's work
has been translated into many languages, including French, German, Italian,
Urdu, Estonian, Romanian, Serbo-Croatian, Catalan, Turkish, Russian, Finnish,
Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Portuguese, Greek, Polish, Japanese,
Icelandic, Spanish, Hebrew, and others. All of her fiction is available
in paperback in Canada, the U.S., and in the U.K.
Her novel The
Handmaid's Tale was adapted for the screen by Harold Pinter. The film
was directed by Volker Schlorndorf and released in 1990.
Shortlisted for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, The Blind
for the Orange Prize, The Blind Assassin
Association of Crime Writers Dashiell Hammett Award, The Blind
Canada's Walk of Fame, 2001
The Booker Prize
for The Blind Assassin, 2000
for Alias Grace, 1997
Best Fiction of 1997 for Alias Grace
1996 The Giller
Prize for Alias Grace
Association Author of the Year, 1996
Writers' Prize for Canadian and Caribbean Region, The Robber Bride
France's Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, 1994
Award for Literary Excellence (London, U.K.), 1994
Authors' Association Novel of the Year, The Robber Bride
1989 City of
Toronto Book Award, Cat's Eye
Coles Book of
the Year, Cat's Eye, 1989
Association Author of the Year, Cat's Eye, 1989
Magazine Award for Environmental Journalism, First Prize
of Arts and Sciences, Foreign Honourary Member, Literature
C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction
the Year Award, 1987
Fellow of the
Royal Society of Canada, 1987
1986 Ida Nudel
Times Fiction Award, 1986
Woman of the Year, 1986
1974 The Bess
Hoskins Prize, Poetry (Chicago)
1969 Union Poetry
Prize, Poetry (Chicago)
own website, www.owtoad.com
Margaret Atwood's March 2003 column called "Letter to America," published
both in The Nation and in The Globe and Mail.
Interview with Margaret Atwood in Mother Jones
Wired for Books
A 1986 audio interview with Margaret Atwood by Don Swaim of CBS Radio
Light in the Wilderness
An engaging profile of Margaret Atwood. Robert Potts, Saturday April 26,
2003, The Guardian
Reviews of Oryx and Crake
And pigs might fly...
In Margaret Atwood's dystopian vision, Oryx and Crake, the perils
of GM have come home to roost. Joan Smith, Sunday May 11, 2003, The
Reviewed by Thomas M. Disch, Sunday, April 27, 2003
Reviewed by David Kipen, Chronicle Book Critic
The Canadian visionary has gone back to the future with an irresistible tale of techno-tyranny and human rebellion. Lisa Appignanesi is chilled and thrilled.
Interview with Margaret Atwood concerning Alias Grace
The Edible Woman
The Edible Woman, Margaret Atwood's first novel, translated for the stage
The Blind Assassin
A 2000 audio review of The Blind Assassin on NPR by Alan Cheuse
Before Margaret Atwood's
appearance on campus, the Library will sponsor the following events:
29th, noon -Faculty Forum Literary discussion of Oryx and Crake.
16th, 7pm -Poetry readings and coffee
25th, 2pm -Homecoming Event Revisiting The Handmaid's Tale.
28th, 7pm -Discussion Literature and Social/Political Commentary.
Additional information about these events will be posted shortly.
information, contact Dana Hendrix at (512) 863-1241
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