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Margaret Atwood

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Margaret Eleanor Atwood (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, teacher, environmental activist, and inventor. Since 1961, she has published 18 books of poetry, 18 novels, 11 books of non-fiction, nine collections of short fiction, eight children's books, and two graphic novels, and a number of small press editions of both poetry and fiction. Atwood has won numerous awards and honors for her writing, including two Booker Prizes, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Governor General's Award, the Franz Kafka Prize, Princess of Asturias Awards, and the National Book Critics and PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Awards. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Margaret Atwood has received more than 8,039,259 page views. Her biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Margaret Atwood is the 369th most popular writer (down from 345th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Canada (down from 15th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Canadian Writer.

Margaret Atwood is most famous for her dystopian novel, The Handmaid's Tale.

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  • 5.85

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  • 4.95

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Among writers, Margaret Atwood ranks 369 out of 5,755Before her are Alphonse Daudet, Anne Brontë, Henri Charrière, Cyrano de Bergerac, William Wordsworth, and Romain Gary. After her are Joseph Roth, Henry James, Arthur de Gobineau, Ken Follett, Kenzaburō Ōe, and Théophile Gautier.

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Among people born in 1939, Margaret Atwood ranks 12Before her are Francis Ford Coppola, Lee Harvey Oswald, Amanda Lear, Amos Oz, George Lazenby, and Harvey Keitel. After her are Giovanni Trapattoni, Giovanni Falcone, Reuven Rivlin, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Jackie Stewart, and Zviad Gamsakhurdia.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Margaret Atwood ranks 17 out of 1,350Before her are Alice Munro (1931), Marshall McLuhan (1911), Christopher Plummer (1929), James Cameron (1954), Celine Dion (1968), and Frederick Banting (1891). After her are Glenn Gould (1932), Michael J. Fox (1961), David Cronenberg (1943), Eric Berne (1910), Saul Bellow (1915), and William Shatner (1931).

Among WRITERS In Canada

Among writers born in Canada, Margaret Atwood ranks 3Before her are Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874) and Alice Munro (1931). After her are Saul Bellow (1915), A. E. van Vogt (1912), Brian Tracy (1944), David Morrell (1943), Shulamith Firestone (1945), David Shore (1959), Marie-Claire Blais (1939), Gabrielle Roy (1909), and Naomi Klein (1970).

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