Margaret Atwood, whose work has been published in thirty-five countries, is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. In addition to The Handmaid's Tale, her novels include Cat's Eye, short-listed for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; Oryx and Crake, short-listed for the 2003 Man Booker Prize; The Year of the Flood; and her most recent, MaddAddam. She is the recipient of the Los Angeles Times Innovator's Award, and lives in Toronto with the writer Graeme Gibson.
"Disconcerting, faintly ominous, and moving with the greatest of ease from the expected to the unexpected. . . . Waywardly funny. . . . A distinct pleasure to read." --Kirkus Reviews
"Atwood has the magic of turning the particular and the parochial into the universal." --The Times (London) "Chock-full of startling images, superbly and classically crafted. . . . Kept me in stitches half the time." --Saturday Night