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Margaret Atwood

b. 1939
Novels, stories, poetry, plays, criticism
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The Handmaid's Tale (1985)

The Blind Assassin (2000)

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The Handmaid's Tale (1985)

• Oryx and Crake (1971)

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• The Edible Woman (1969)

Power Politics (1971)

The Handmaid's Tale (1985)

The Blind Assassin (2000)

• Oryx and Crake (1971)

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First appearance of works in book form

1961

Double Persephone Poetry

1964

The Circle Game Poetry

1965

Expeditions Poetry

1966

Speeches for Doctor Frankenstein Poetry

1968

The Animals in That Country Poetry

1969

The Edible Woman Novel

1970

The Journals of Susannah Moodie Poetry

Procedures for Underground Poetry

1971

Power Politics Poetry

1972

Surfacing Novel

Suvival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature Criticism

1974

You Are Happy Poetry

1976

Lady Oracle Novel

Up in the Tree Children's book

1977

Dancing Girls Fourteen stories

"The War in the Bathroom", "When it Happens", "The Man from Mars", "A Travel Piece", "Polarities", "The Resplendent Quetzal", "Under Glass", "Training", "The Grave of the Famous Poet", "Lives of the Poets", "Dancing Girls", "Hair Jewellery", "Giving Birth", "Rape Fantasies"

Days of the Rebels 1815–1840 History

1978

Up in the Tree Children's book

Two-Headed Poems Poetry

1979

Life Before Man Novel

1980

Anna's Pet Children's Book, with Joyce C. Barkhouse and illustrator Ann Blades

For the Birds Children's Book, with Shelley Tanaka and illustrator John Bianchi

1981

Bodily Harm Novel

True Stories Poetry

1982

Second Words: Selected Critical Prose Criticism

1983

Murder in the Dark Twenty-seven stories and prose poems

"Autobiography", "Raw Materials", "Murder in the Dark", "Mute", "Making Poison", "Simmering", "She", "The Boys' Own Annual", "Women's Novels", "Worship", "Before the War", "Happy Endings", "Iconography", "Horror Comics", "Bread", "Liking Men", "Boyfriends", "The Page", "Strawberries", "The Victory Burlesk", "Him", "Fainting", "Hopeless", "A Parable", "Hand" "Everlasting", "Instructions for the Third Eye"

Love Songs of a Terminator Poetry

Bluebeard's Egg Fourteen stories

"Significant Moments in the Life of My Mother", "Spring Song of the Frogs", "Hurricane Hazel", "Scarlet Ibis", "Loulou" (or "The Domestic Life of the Language"), "The Salt Garden", "Uglypuss", "The Sin Eater", "Betty", "The Sunrise", "Bluebeard's Egg", "Unearthing Suite", "Two Stories about Emma", "In Search of the Rattlesnake Plantain"

Snake Poems Poetry

1984

Interlunar Poetry

1985

The Handmaid's Tale Novel

1988

Cat's Eye Novel

1991

Wilderness Tips Ten stories

"True Trash", "Hairball", "Isis in Darkness", "The Bog Man", ""Death by Landscape", "Uncles", "The Age of Lead", "Weight", "Wilderness Tips", "Hack Wednesday"

1992

Good Bones Twenty-seven stories, sketches and vignettes

incl. "The Little Red Hen Tells All", "Gertrude Talks Back", "The Was Once"

1993

The Robber Bride Novel

1995

Princess Prunella and the Purple Peanut Children's book, with illustrator Maryann Kovalski

Morning in the Burned House Poetry

Strange Things: The Malevolent North in Canadian Literature Criticism

1996

Alias Grace Novel

The Labrador Fiasco Story

2000

The Blind Assassin Novel

2002

Oryx and Crake Novel

Negotiating With the Dead: A Writer on Writing Lectures

2003

Rude Ramsay and the Roaring Radishes Children's book, with illustrator Dusan Petricic

Oryx and Crake Novel

2004

Moving Targets: Writing with Intent, 19822004 Essays, criticism, memoir

2005

The Penelopiad Novella

2006

Bashful Bob and Doleful Dorinda Children's book, with illustrator Dusan Petricic

The Tent Stories, vignettes, poems, drawings

incl. "Orphan Stories", "Salome Was a Dancer", "Chicken Little Goes Too Far"

Moral Disorder Eleven connected stories

"The Bad News", "The Art of Cooking and Serving", "The Headless Horseman", "My Last Duchess", "The Other Place", "Monopoly", "Moral Disorder", "White Horse", "The Entities", "The Boys at the Lab"

2007

The Door Poetry

2008

Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth Lectures

2009

The Year of the Flood Novel

2011

Wandering Wenda and Widow Wallop's Wunderground Washery Children's book, with illustrator Dusan Petricic

In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination Criticism

2013

MaddAddam Novel

2014

Stone Mattress Nine stories

"The Dead Hand Loves You", "Lusus Naturae", "I Dream of Zenia with the Bright Red Teeth", "The Freeze-Dried Groom", "Alphinland", "Revenant", "Torching the Dusties", "Stone Mattress", "Dark Lady"

2015

The Heart Goes Last Novel

2016

Hag-Seed Novel

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