Margaret Eleanor Peggy Atwood (born November 18, 1939) is a novelist, poet, literary critic and one of the world's best-selling authors.
is a novelist, poet, literary critic and one of the world's best-selling authors. She was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and attended school at Victoria College in Toronto. After living in various places in North America and around the world, she returned to Toronto, which is where she currently lives. She is married to the novelist Graeme Gibson; her daughter, Jess Atwood Gibson (b. 1976) is a graduate student in art history at Yale University.
Her writing often focuses on Feminist issues and concerns, which are often examined in the guise of fiction or science fiction. She is also known for her deep interest in Canada and Canadian fiction, a theme that shows up both in the settings and atmosphere of her fiction and in her non-fiction and edited work. She is also a prolific poet, with several chapbooks and major collections published.
She is perhaps best known for her tale of an future dystopia in the science fiction novel The Blind Assassin, as well as many other stories.