Margaret Atwood attended the Writers’ Festival in 1982. Atwood has worked as an activist, literary critic, poet, and teacher, but she is most well known for her novels, the most popular being The Handmaid’s Tale (1985). This novel has gained much attention recently because of the television adaptation that Atwood assisted in making. The Handmaid’s Tale, along with many of Atwood’s other works, places a large emphasis on feminist struggles and ideas, something that Atwood has come to be known for. A number of her works are available at McCain, including the novels The Year of the Flood, MaddAddam, and The Testaments (a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale). Atwood has earned many awards for her work, including the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the Governor General’s Award.
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