Margaret Atwood is the author of the novel … The Handmaid’s Tale. She wrote it in the 1980s.

Yes, Atwood’s the original creator of Offred and Serena our beloved heroine and semi-villain… or at least the wife of the villain.

In the video below Margaret Atwood speaks about her Creative Process to Big Think.


Margaret Atwood Writing Quote:

“For the author, it’s not a question of sitting around and wondering what to write; it’s a question of deciding which of the “far-fetched and absurd” ideas she’s going to try to tackle.”


MARGARET ATWOOD: Margaret Atwood is a Canadian novelist, poet, and essayist. She’s well known for novel turned hit TV series; The Handmaid’s Tale 

Best known for her novels, Atwood has a knack for creating strong, enigmatic female characters. It’s noted that telling open-ended stories is how this author excels. 

The reader understands they’ve  been handed a challenge to use their imagination as to how the continues after it ‘ends.’ Atwood expertly dissects contemporary urban life and sexual politics, yet manages to keep her stories relevant for decades.

She’s among the most-honored authors of fiction in recent history with many awards under her belt.

Atwood won the Arthur C. Clark Award for The Handmaid’s Tale.

Her novel Cat’s Eye, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

Alias Grace, won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy.

Her book The Blind Assassin, was the winner of the 2000 Booker Prize.

Lastly, Oryx and Crake was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2003.

The Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature was awarded to Atwood  in 2008.

Her most recent novel is The Year of the Flood.

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