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Margaret Atwood Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Margaret Eleanor Atwood
Place Of Birth
Ottawa, Canada
84 years old
Birth Date
November 18 1939

Margaret Atwood Facts

Child Star?
Poet, writer
Education & Qualifications
Leaside High School
Net Worth
Current Partner
Graeme Gibson
Carl Edmund Atwood and Margaret Dorothy

About Margaret Atwood 

Margaret was a Canadian poet and novelist nominated for the Booker Prize five times for her gloomy, dystopian masterpiece 'The Handmaid's Tale'. 'Cat's Eye', 'Surfacing', and 'Oryx And Crake' are some of her other well-known writings.

Margaret Atwood Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Margaret Atwood’s net worth?

Margaret's income was mainly derived from her work as a writer. Her net worth is $20 million.

much does Margaret Atwood earn per year?

The annual income of Margaret Atwood is around $1,000,000.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Margaret Atwood?

Margaret is 5 ft 4 in tall (1.62 m).

How old is Margaret Atwood?

As of 2021, Margaret Atwood is 82 years old.

Childhood And Education

Margaret's parents are Carl Edmund Atwood and Margaret Dorothy. Atwood has two siblings, Ruth Atwood and Harold Leslie Atwood. Margaret attended Leaside High School and Victoria College, earning a bachelor's degree. In 1962, she earned a master's degree in Harvard's Radcliffe College and continued her education at Harvard University, although she could not complete her thesis.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who is Margaret Atwood’s partner?

From 1968 to 1973, Margaret was wedded to Jim Polk. Eleanor, her daughter, was born in 1976 to her and her husband, Graeme Gibson.

Career And Professional Highlights

Margaret Eleanor Atwood is a Canadian poet, essayist, literary critic, novelist, educator, and environmental activist. Margaret's poetry was first released while she was a student at Victoria College at the University of Toronto. The Governor General's Award-winning poetry book 'The Circle Game' was Atwood's first official publication.

'The Handmaid's Tale', Atwood's most outstanding work, was published in 1985. She has released 18 collections of poems, 11 non-fiction books, 18 novels, eight children's books, nine collections of short novels, two graphic texts, and several press editions since 1961. Her writings are frequently influenced by mythology and fairy tales. With 'Oryx And Crake' in 2003, Atwood turned to science fiction and speculative fiction.

Best Known For…

Margaret Atwood is most known for her poetry and publications in the field of literature.

Charity Work

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has received a substantial donation from Margaret Atwood.

What awards has Margaret Atwood won?

Atwood has earned many awards, including the Arthur C. Clarke Award for her novel 'The Handmaid's Tale', the Booker Prize, the Franz Kafka Prize, the Princess of Asturias Award, the Presidential Award, and the Citadel Award.

Other Interesting Margaret Atwood Facts And Trivia

  • Atwood's Instagram account is (@therealmargaretatwood).

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