The Accomplishments Of Margaret Eleanor Atwood Essay

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Margaret Eleanor Atwood, was born on November 18, 1939, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She is a Canadian poet, novelist, essayist, literary critic, inventor and environmental activist. Atwood is also an award winning humanist. She awarded Humanist of the Year by the American Humanist Association in 1987. Atwood writes in many genres, including historical fiction and science fiction. She has even written three television scripts. She is the author of more than sixty-five books of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, children 's books and critical essays and her written works have been published in over 35 countries.

At sixteen, Atwood realized she wanted to write professionally. In 1957, she attended Victoria College at the University of Toronto, where she had written poems and articles in the college literary journal called Acta Victoriana. In 1961, Atwell graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and then she went on to begin graduate studies at Harvard 's Radcliffe College, after she won the E.J. Pratt Medal for her collection of poems called Double Persephone (which is now out of print). She earned a Master Degree from Radcliffe in 1962. While she is most well known for being a novelist, she also has published fifteen books of poetry.

Atwood has won more than 55 awards, including being awarded with nineteen honorary college degrees because of her well known written works. She has won the Arthur C. Clarke Award and Prince of Asturias Award for Literature. She has won the…

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