CA OTUTF MS COLL 00639
- 1985-2012 (Creation)
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13 boxes (3.5 metres)
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Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa, and grew up in northern Ontario and Quebec, and in Toronto. She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master’s degree from Radcliffe College.
Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty volumes of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and non-fiction, but is best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman (1969), The Handmaid’s Tale (1985), The Robber Bride (1994), Alias Grace (1996), and The Blind Assassin, which won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000. Her latest work is a book of short stories called Stone Mattress: Nine Tales (2014). Her newest novel, MaddAddam (2013), is the final volume in a three-book series that began with the Man-Booker prize-nominated Oryx and Crake (2003) and continued with The Year of the Flood (2009). The Tent (mini-fictions) and Moral Disorder (short fiction) both appeared in 2006. Her most recent volume of poetry, The Door, was published in 2007. In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination, a collection of non-fiction essays appeared in 2011. Her non-fiction book, Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth was adapted for the screen in 2012. Ms. Atwood’s work has been published in more than forty languages, including Farsi, Japanese, Turkish, Finnish, Korean, Icelandic and Estonian.
Margaret Atwood currently lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson.
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Gift of Margaret Atwood, 2012.
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Includes drafts, correspondence and other material for In Other Worlds: Science Fiction and the Human Imagination; essays, short pieces, speeches, activism, charitable pursuits, publishing and personal correspondence, books in translation and various editions, DVDs and CDs of appearances, posters, flyers, and other material related to the life and work of Margaret Atwood.
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Boxes 12 and 13 require permission from Margaret Atwood to consult.
Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form: https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/stack-retrieval-request
Conditions governing reproduction
Margaret Atwood retains copyright and literary rights to all material written by her. Requests for permission for extensive photocopying should be referred to McClelland & Stewart Publishers.
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CA OTUTF MS COLL00639
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto