Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood

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Margaret Atwood Stats: The highest rated book by Margaret Atwood on Book Notification is The Testaments, the 2nd novel in The Handmaid's Tale series. The second-highest rated book is My Evil Mother, a Novella .

The most read book by Margaret Atwood on Book Notification is The Handmaid's Tale, the first novel in The Handmaid's Tale series. The second most read book is The Testaments (The Handmaid's Tale #2).

Below is a complete list of Margaret Atwood books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Margaret Atwood is The Handmaid's Tale Series.

List of The Handmaid's Tale Books in Publication Order

List of Angel Catbird Graphic Novels in Publication Order

List of Canongate's The Myths Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
A Short History of Myth (By: Karen Armstrong)
2004
2
Lion's Honey: The Myth of Samson (By: David Grossman)
2005
3
7.5
The Penelopiad
2005
4
6
Weight (By: Jeanette Winterson)
2005
5
The Helmet of Horror (By: Victor Pelevin)
The Helmet of Horror (By: Victor Pelevin)
2005
6
Where Three Roads Meet (By: Salley Vickers)
2005
7
Binu and the Great Wall (By: Su Tong)
2006
8
Baba Yaga Laid an Egg (By: Dubravka Ugrešić)
Baba Yaga Laid an Egg (By: Dubravka Ugrešić)
2007
9
The Goddess Chronicle (By: Natsuo Kirino)
2013
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List of Hogarth Shakespeare Books in Publication Order

List of MaddAddam Books in Publication Order

List of Collections in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Circle Game
1964
2
The Animals in that Country
1968
3
The Journals of Susanna Moodie (With: Charles Pachter)
The Journals of Susanna Moodie (With: Charles Pachter)
1970
4
Procedures For Underground
1970
5
Power Politics
1971
6
You Are Happy
1974
7
Selected Poems
1976
8
Dancing Girls and Other Stories
1977
9
Two-Headed Poems
1978
10
True Stories
1981
11
Bluebeard's Egg
1983
12
Murder in the Dark
1983
13
Interlunar
1984
14
Selected Poems II
1986
15
Wilderness Tips
1991
16
Good Bones
1992
17
Poems 1976-1986
1992
18
Polarities. Selected Stories
1994
19
Bones & Murder
1994
20
Morning in the Burned House
1995
21
Eating Fire
1998
22
Moving Targets
2004
23
The Tent
2006
24
Moral Disorder and Other Stories
2006
25
The Door
2007
26
The Illustrated Journals of Susanna Moodie
2014
27
Stone Mattress
2014
28
Freedom
2018
29
Dearly
2020
30
Old Babes in the Wood
2023

List of Graphic Novels in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Survival
1972
2
Days Of The Rebels
1977
3
Second Words
1982
4
The Canlit Foodbook
1987
5
Margaret Atwood Conversations
1990
6
Strange Things
1995
7
Two Solicitudes
1996
8
Story of a Nation
2001
9
Negotiating with the Dead / On Writers & Writing
2002
10
Curious Pursuits
2005
11
Writing With Intent
2005
12
Payback
2007
13
Glances at Germany, Poland, and the Euxine
2009
14
In Other Worlds
2011
15
Dire Cartographies
2015
16
The Burgess Shale
2017
17
Burning Questions: Essays and Occasional Pieces
2022

List of Picture Books in Publication Order

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Edible Woman
1969
2
8
Surfacing
1972
3
Lady Oracle
1976
4
Up in the Tree
1978
5
Life Before Man
1979
6
5
Bodily Harm
1981
7
6
Cat's Eye
1988
8
For the Birds
1990
9
8
The Robber Bride
1993
10
7.5
Alias Grace
1996
11
The Labrador Fiasco
1996
12
7.8
The Blind Assassin (With: Michael O'Brien)
The Blind Assassin (With: Michael O'Brien)
2000
13
Bottle
2004
14
4.4
The Heart Goes Last
2015

List of Margaret Atwood Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Points of View
1956
2
Women Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews
1989
3
The Best American Short Stories 1989
1989
4
The Faber Book of Contemporary Canadian Short Stories
1990
5
Colors of a New Day
1990
6
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality
1991
7
The Short Story: 30 Masterpieces
1992
8
Flash Fiction: 72 Very Short Stories
1992
9
Ploughshares Winter 1993-94
1993
10
Minding the Body
1994
11
First Fiction: An Anthology of the First Published Stories by Famous Writers
1994
12
The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women
1995
13
Ten
1996
14
Sunrise to Sunset
1997
15
Wild Women
1997
16
Mistresses of the Dark
1998
17
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
1998
18
Turn of the Story: Canadian Short Fiction on the Eve of the Millennium
1999
19
The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction
1999
20
Ovid Metamorphosed
2000
21
When The Wild Comes Leaping Up
2002
22
The Common Sky: Canadian Writers Against the War
2003
23
The Eloquent Short Story: An Anthology of Narrative Styles
2004
24
More Stories We Tell
2004
25
The Virago Book of the Joy of Shopping
2007
26
The Penguin Book of Canadian Short Stories
2007
27
The Scotiabank Giller Prize 15 Years: An Anthology of Prize-Winning Canadian Fiction.
2008
28
Sisters
2009
29
FIRST WORDS: Earliest Writing from Favorite Contemporary Authors
2009
30
Crimespotting
2009
31
Half-Minute Horrors
2009
32
The Secret History of Science Fiction
2009
33
I'm With the Bears
2011
34
Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury
2012
35
The World Split Open
2014
36
Imaginarium 4
2014
37
Loosed Upon the World
2015
38
The Secret Loves of Geek Girls
2015
39
First Light: A Celebration of Alan Garner
2016
40
Freeman's Power
2018
41
Cutting Edge: New Stories of Mystery and Crime by Women Writers
2019
42
Tori Amos: Little Earthquakes
2022
43
Furies
2023
44
Fourteen Days: An Unauthorized Gathering
2024
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Margaret Atwood: Biography

Margaret Atwood (Margaret Eleanor Atwood) was born on November 18th, 1939 and is currently 84 years old. Margaret Atwood was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Margaret Atwood is the author of the Margaret Atwood Collections series which currently consists of 30 novels. The Margaret Atwood Collections series started in 1964 with the novel The Circle Game. The most recently released novel in the Margaret Atwood Collections series was Old Babes in the Wood which was released in 2023. There are no upcoming novels for the Margaret Atwood Collections series.

Margaret Atwood (Margaret Eleanor Atwood) has also written the Non-Fiction Books series which has 17 books including Survival and Days Of The Rebels.

Margaret Atwood is a member of The Nielsen Bestseller Award's 21st Century Platinum Hall of Fame.

Margaret Atwood: Awards & Accolades

Margaret Atwood has won multiple awards including: The Helmerich Award, Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award, in 1999, Arthur C. Clarke Foundation Awards, Imagination in Service to Society, in 2015, St. Louis Literary Award, Distinguished Figure in Literature, in 2017, Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, in 2020 and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, in 2021. Margaret Atwood was also nominated for multiple awards including: The International Booker Prize, Outstanding Achievement in Fiction, in 2005, and the International Booker Prize, Outstanding Achievement in Fiction, in 2007.

Margaret Atwood has won many awards including:

  • The Handmaid\'s Tale won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Best Fiction, in 1986 as well as the Arthur C. Clarke Award - Best Science Fiction Novel in 1987, Audie Award - Best Fiction in 2013, Nielsen Awards - Gold Bestseller in 2018, Nielsen Awards - Platinum Bestseller in 2020.
  • The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women won the World Fantasy Award, Anthology, in 1996.
  • Alias Grace won the Scotiabank Giller Prize Awards, Giller Prize, in 1996.
  • The Blind Assassin won the Booker Prize, Best Fiction Book, in 2000 as well as the Hammett Prize - Best Crime Novel in 2000.
  • Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury won the Bram Stoker Awards, Superior Achievement in an Anthology, in 2012.
  • MaddAddam won the Goodreads Awards, Best Science Fiction, in 2013.
  • The Testaments won the Goodreads Awards, Best Fiction, in 2019 as well as the Booker Prize - Best Fiction Book in 2019.

The following novels by Margaret Atwood were also nominated for these awards:

  • The Handmaid's Tale: Booker Prize, Best Fiction Book (1986). Otherwise Award, Retrospective Award (1995). Audie Award, Best Audio Drama (2005). Audie Award, Best Original Work (2018). Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year (2018).
  • Cat's Eye: Booker Prize, Best Fiction Book (1989).
  • The Robber Bride: Otherwise Award, Best Science Fiction (1993).
  • Alias Grace: Booker Prize, Best Fiction Book (1996). Women's Prize, For Fiction (1997). Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence, Best Crime Novel (1997).
  • The Blind Assassin: Women's Prize, For Fiction (2001). Audie Award, Best Female Narrator (2001). Audie Award, Best Audio Drama (2006).
  • Oryx and Crake: Booker Prize, Best Fiction Book (2003). Scotiabank Giller Prize Awards, Giller Prize (2003). Audie Award, Best Male Narrator (2004). Women's Prize, For Fiction (2004).
  • The Penelopiad: Mythopoeic Award, Fantasy Award for Adult Literature (2006).
  • The Year of the Flood: Goodreads Awards, Best Science Fiction (2009). Goodreads Awards, Best Fiction (2009).
  • Stone Mattress: Goodreads Awards, Best Fiction (2014).
  • The Heart Goes Last: Goodreads Awards, Best Science Fiction (2015).
  • The Handmaid's Tale: The Graphic Novel: Goodreads Awards, Best Graphic Novels and Comics (2019).
  • The Testaments: Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year (2020). British Book Awards, Fiction Book of the Year (2020). Alex Awards, Best Book (2020).

Margaret Atwood: TV/Movies Based on Books

The Handmaid's Tale is the most famous adaptation of Atwood's work. The show aired on Hulu and was an instant success. It received 13 Emmy nominations in its first season and won eight of them. It was the first Hulu show and the first show from an streaming service to win an Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series. The series also won multiple Golden Globe Awards. The series stars Elisabeth Moss as Offred. She won the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series award at the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards for her role.

Atwood's 2011 children's book, Wandering Wenda and Widow Wallop's Wunderground Washery, was made into a television show for CBC in 2017. The show was called The Wide World of Wandering Wenda and featured animated characters.

The third Atwood novel to be adapted for television was Alias Grace. The show aired on CBC Television and Netflix in 2017. It starred Sarah Gadon as Grace Marks and Edward Holcroft as Dr. Simon Jordan. It was a miniseries and aired for six episodes.

Margaret also saw her short stories turned into an anthology series called The Atwood Stories in 2003. The series took six of Atwood's short stories and dramatized them. Actors appearing on the show include David Sutcliffe, Emily Hampshire, Roberta Maxwell, and Christian Campbell.

Atwood's 1972 novel, Surfacting was turned into a film in 1981. It was directed by Claude Jutra.

Before it was a series, The Handmaid's Tale was a film in 1990. The film was directed by Volker Schlöndorff and starred Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway, and Robert Duvall.

A non-fiction book by Atwood, Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, was turned into the 2012 documentary, Payback. The film was directed by Jennifer Baichwal and featured appearances from Raj Patel, ecologist William E. Rees, historian Karen Armstrong, and the former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour.

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  3. Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch Series.
  4. Dan Brown, author of the Robert Langdon Series.
  5. James Patterson, author of the Alex Cross Series.

Margaret Atwood: F.A.Q

When was Margaret Atwood Born? How old is Margaret Atwood?

Margaret Atwood was born on November 18th, 1939. Margaret Atwood is currently 84 years old.

Where was Margaret Atwood Born?

Margaret Atwood was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and is Canadian.

What awards has Margaret Atwood won?

Margaret Atwood has won the following awards: Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award at the Helmerich Award (1999), Imagination in Service to Society at the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation Awards (2015), Distinguished Figure in Literature at the St. Louis Literary Award (2017), Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award at the Dayton Literary Peace Prize (2020) and the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award at the Dayton Literary Peace Prize (2021).

What book awards has Margaret Atwood won?

The Handmaid's Tale: Los Angeles Times Book Prize Best Fiction (1986), Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Science Fiction Novel (1987), Audie Award Best Fiction (2013), Nielsen Awards Gold Bestseller (2018), Nielsen Awards Platinum Bestseller (2020).
The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women: World Fantasy Award Anthology (1996).
Alias Grace: Scotiabank Giller Prize Awards Giller Prize (1996).
The Blind Assassin: Booker Prize Best Fiction Book (2000), Hammett Prize Best Crime Novel (2000).
Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury: Bram Stoker Awards Superior Achievement in an Anthology (2012).
MaddAddam: Goodreads Awards Best Science Fiction (2013).
The Testaments: Goodreads Awards Best Fiction (2019), Booker Prize Best Fiction Book (2019).

What was the first book Margaret Atwood wrote?

The first novel written by Margaret Atwood was The Circle Game, published in 1964.

What was the most recent book Margaret Atwood wrote?

Her most recently released work was Cut and Thirst (a short story) on May 1st, 2024.

Will there be any more books by Margaret Atwood?

Margaret Atwood does not have any upcoming books with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has Margaret Atwood written?

Margaret Atwood has written 84 books across 12 series.
  • 2 books in The Handmaid's Tale Series
  • 3 Angel Catbird Graphic Novels
  • 1 book in the Canongate's The Myths Series
  • 1 book in the Hogarth Shakespeare Series
  • 3 books in the MaddAddam Series
  • 30 Collections
  • 1 Graphic Novels
  • 17 Non-Fiction Books
  • 6 Picture Books
  • 6 Short Stories/Novellas
  • 14 Standalone Novels

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