Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty volumes of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction but is best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace, and the Booker Prize–winning The Blind Assassin. Born in Ottawa, she grew up in northern Ontario, Quebec, and Toronto. Her work has been published in more than forty languages, including Farsi, Japanese, Turkish, Finnish, Korean, Icelandic, and Estonian.

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Oil! Our secret god, our secret sharer, our magic wand, fulfiller of our every desire, our coconspirator, the sine qua non in all we do!

—Margaret Atwood, 2015

If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.

—Margaret Atwood, 2005

Fear has a smell, as love does.

—Margaret Atwood, 1972

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