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.
"Lights a fire from the fears of our age. . . . Miraculously balances humor, outrage, and beauty." --The New York Times Book Review
"Towering and intrepid. . . . Atwood does Orwell one better." --The New Yorker "Margaret Atwood is an utterly thrilling storyteller." --The Washington Post "Enthralling. . . . Memorable characters, a tightly controlled pace and shockingly plausible scenes make it fly--to a mysterious, skin-prickling ending." --San Francisco Chronicle "Atwood spins the most arresting alternate mythologies to our hell-bent world." --Los Angeles Times