Internationally-acclaimed, multi-award-winning Canadian writer Margaret Atwood’s work is kaleidoscopic in diversity and effect. Since the 1960s, her work has been characterized by wide-ranging content, increasingly complex structure, and incisive social critique across genres. Atwood is a household name – both celebrated and scorned for her success by a public equally ready to applaud as to attack. While the modes and centers of reaction have changed generationally, Atwood has kept pace with her audiences not only in shifting spaces of social texts, but also in her visible presence as an engaged global citizen, professional writer, mentor, and public persona. As a writer Atwood has curated sustained immediacy and relevance across decades, continuing to provoke dialogue, debate, and…

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Citation: Trigg, Tina. "Margaret Atwood". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 03 April 2023 [, accessed 12 June 2024.]

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