Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Featured Author: Margaret Atwood

Happy birthday to one of our favorite authors, Margaret Atwood, who turns 75 today! She is an extremely prolific Canadian author, winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and Man Booker Prize (for which she has been shortlisted 5 times), among other accolades. Best known as a novelist, she has also written short stories, poetry, children's books, and non-fiction. She has even written the libretto to a chamber opera! Her novels span different genres, including speculative fiction (which she sometimes calls social science fiction), feminist fiction, and literary fiction. Her website includes online only content, BookTour Comix, videogames (MaddAddam Games: Intestinal Parasites), and more. You can also find her on Twitter, where she is a very active tweeter.

Here's a sampling of her works, available in the library catalog:


Maddaddam Trilogy - Oryx & Crake, The Year of the Flood, MaddAddam
Cat's Eye
The Handmaid's Tale
Alias Grace
The Robber Bride
The Blind Assassin
The Penelopiad [Myths Series]
Lady Oracle
The Edible Woman
Bodily Harm [eAudiobook]

Short Fiction

Stone Mattress: Nine Tales
Moral Disorder
Bluebeard's Egg and Other Stories
Wilderness Tips
The Tent

For Children

Princess Prunella and the Purple Peanut
Bashful Bob and Doleful Dorinda
Up in the Tree


The Door [eBook]
The Circle Game [eBook]
Morning In the Burned House 

Miscellaneous Non-Fiction

In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination
Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth
Writing with Intent: Essays, Reviews, Personal Prose, 1983-2005
Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing

Also find her work in:

Seeing Further: The Story of Science, Discovery, and the Genius of the Royal Society
Four Letter Word: Invented Correspondence From the Edge of Modern Romance
First Words: Earliest Writing from Favorite Contemporary Authors [eBook]
I'm With the Bears: Short Stories From a Damaged Planet


"Margaret Atwood's new work will remain unseen for a century" [Guardian]

"The Long Pen: From World-Famous Novelists to High-Tech Entrepreneur" [Daily Galaxy]

"Want to be a character in a Margaret Atwood book?" [Toronto Star]

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