Margaret Atwood

 
    Margaret Atwood was born in Ottawa, Canada 71 years ago. As a child she and her family moved from Ottawa to Ontario, from Ontario to Quebec, and from Quebec to Toronto. When she was in Toronto she got her undergraduate degree at Victoria College at the University of Toronto. Then a few years later she got her masters degree at Radcliffe College. Throughout her writing career Atwood was given many awards and she proceeded to publish over 35 volumes of poetry, childrens literature, fiction, non-fiction, and even novels.
    
+ Margaret Atwood was born November 18, 1939, in Ottawa Canada.
 
+ She didn't belong to a specific poetry movement, she just started writing because she liked to write.
 
+ Margaret Atwood has won the following awards: 1966   Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry (Canada)   The Circle Game, 1977   Canadian Booksellers Association Award   Lady Oracle, 1977   Toronto Book Award   Lady Oracle, 1978   St Lawrence Award for Fiction (Canada)   Lady Oracle, 1982   Arts Council of Wales International Writers Prize   Bodiy Harm, 1986   Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction (Canada)   The Handmaid's Tale, 1987   Arthur C Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction   The Handmaid's Tale, 1987   Booker Prize for Fiction   (shortlist)   The Handmaid's Tale, 1987   Commonwealth Writers Prize (Caribbean and Canada Region, Best Book)   The Handmaid's Tale, 1987   Los Angeles Times Book Prize (Fiction)   The Handmaid's Tale, 1987   Ritz Hemingway Prize (France)   (shortlist)   The Handmaid's Tale, 1989   Booker Prize for Fiction   (shortlist)   Cat's Eye, 1989   Canadian Booksellers Association Award   Cat's Eye, 1989   Toronto Book Award   Cat's Eye, 1993   Canadian Authors' Association Novel of the Year   The Robber Bride, 1994   Commonwealth Writers Prize (Caribbean and Canada Region, Best Book)   The Robber Bride, 1994   Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence   The Robber Bride, 1996   Booker Prize for Fiction   (shortlist)   Alias Grace, 1996   Giller Prize (Canada)   Alias Grace, 1997   Canadian Booksellers Association Author of the Year, 1997   National Arts Club Medal of Honor for Literature (USA), 1997   Premio Mondello (Italy)   Alias Grace, 1998   International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award   (shortlist)   Alias Grace, 2000   Booker Prize for Fiction   The Blind Assassin, 2001   Crime Writers' Association Dashiell Hammett Award   The Blind Assassin, 2001   Orange Prize for Fiction   (shortlist)   The Blind Assassin, 2002   International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award   (shortlist)   The Blind Assassin, 2003   Man Booker Prize for Fiction   (shortlist)   Oryx and Crake, 2004   Orange Prize for Fiction   (shortlist)   Oryx and Crake, 2005   Man Booker International Prize   (shortlist), 2006   Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature   (shortlist)   The Penelopiad: the Myth of Penelope and Odysseus, 2007   Man Booker International Prize   (shortlist), 2008   Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature (Spain)
 
+Atwood is still alive and going strong at age 71. She's in quite good health and doesn't seem to be nearing death at all.

+Magaret Atwood spent most of her life working as a full time legit author. Or at least, she certainly doesn't flaunt any previous careers.
 
+Atwood doesn't like to follow other artists, she wants to be an author other people follow, not just another follower.