Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
Full name: Margaret Eleanor Atwood.
Canadian poet, novelist and writer of children's books, born in Ottawa, Ontario. Married to
novelist Graeme Gibson. She tends to focus on problematic or controversial contemporary issues in
The Handmaid's Tale. 1986.
A dsytopian novel of a theocratic future in which women are held in subjugation by a
totalitarian state, dealing with the experiences of Offred, who as one of the few fertile women is
forced to be a birth-mother (or handmaiden) to an infertile upper-class couple.
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