Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood (1939- ) is a Canadian writer of novels, short stories, poems and essays. Her novels include The Edible Woman (1969), Surfacing (1972), The Blind Assassin (2000) and The Year of the Flood (2009). Her most recent short story collection is The Tent (2006) and among her poetry collections are Double Persephone (1961) and The Door (2007). Her dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale was made into a Danish opera by the composer Poul Ruders in 2000. “Happy Endings” appeared in Murder in the Dark (1983). Margaret Atwood has won a great number of awards for her writing in which the main themes are human relations with a focus on the situation of women and environmental issues.