It’s a great time to be a fan of acclaimed author Margaret Atwood. After all, Hulu’s serialized interpretation of The Handmaid’s Tale can now be officially referred to as a multi award-winning adaptation. Plus, we’re also set to enjoy Netflix’s realization of another Atwood classic, the historical fiction book Alias Grace.
And this is only a good thing! Famous for her prescience, wit and formidable wordplay, Atwood has long been recognized as a formidable figure in the literary world, so it’s only fair that she’s being similarly lauded in the world of TV. But with two iterations of her books hitting our screen, it begs the following question: which of Atwood’s other novels deserve to be brought to life? Well, if you’ve been thinking along those lines, you need not wonder anymore!
Here are five of Atwood’s works. Which ones have you read?
Apart from being an author, Margaret Eleanor Atwood is also a poet, essayist, environmental activist and literary critic. Atwood is also the founder of a non-profit organization, Writer’s Trust of Canada, whose main aim is to encourage the writing community in Canada. Furthermore, she is also the founder of the Griffin Poetry Prize. Margaret Atwood is the developer and inventor of the Longpen associated technologies, which facilitates remote robotic writing of documents. Atwood is also the Director and Co-Founder of Syngrafii inc. a company that she created in the year 2004, to not only develop but to also distribute and produce Longpen technologies. Atwood holds numerous patents that are all related to Longpen technologies.
ORDER OF MADDADDAM SERIES
ORDER OF POSITRON SERIES
|1||The Heart Goes Last||2015|
ORDER OF MARGARET ATWOOD SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS
|1||The Circle Game||1964|
|2||The Animals in That Country||1968|
|3||The Journals of Susanna Moodie||1970|
|4||Procedures For Underground||1970|
|6||You Are Happy||1974|
|12||Murder in the Dark||1983|
|14||Selected Poems II||1986|
|17||Polarities. Selected Stories||1994|
|18||Good Bones and Simple Murders||1994|
|19||Morning in the Burned House||1995|
|22||Moral Disorder and Other Stories||2006|
|25||The Illustrated Journals of Susanna Moodie||2014|
ORDER OF HOGARTH SHAKESPEARE SERIES
ORDER OF ANGEL CATBIRD GRAPHIC NOVEL SERIES
|1||Angel Catbird, Volume 1||2016|
|2||Angel Catbird, Volume 2: To Castle Catula||2017|
|3||Angel Catbird, Volume 3: The Catbird Roars||2017|
ORDER OF MARGARET ATWOOD STANDALONE NOVELS
|1||The Edible Woman||1969|
|4||Up in the Tree||1978|
|5||Life Before Man||1979|
|8||The Handmaid’s Tale||1986|
|10||For the Birds||1990|
|11||The Robber Bride||1993|
|13||The Labrador Fiasco||1996|
|14||The Blind Assassin||2000|
ORDER OF MARGARET ATWOOD PICTURE BOOKS
|1||Princess Prunella and the Purple Peanut||1995|
|2||Rude Ramsay and the Roaring Radishes||2003|
|3||Bashful Bob and Doleful Dorinda||2004|
ORDER OF MARGARET ATWOOD NON-FICTION BOOKS
|2||Days Of The Rebels||1977|
|4||The Canlit Foodbook||1987|
|5||Margaret Atwood Conversations||1990|
|7||Story of a Nation||2001|
|8||Negotiating with the Dead||2002|
|11||Writing With Intent||2005|
|13||Glances at Germany, Poland, and the Euxine||2009|
|14||In Other Worlds||2011|
|15||The World Split Open||2014|
|17||The Burgess Shale||2017|
Irrespective of the fact that Margaret Atwood is mainly known as a writer, she has also managed to publish fifteen poetry books. A majority of the author’s poems have been inspired by myths and fairy tales, which have interested her, ever since she was young. Some of the short stories that Margaret Atwood has published include Alphabet, Tamarack Review, CBC Anthology and many others.
In the year 1965, Atwood taught at the University of British Colombia and the Sir George Williams University from the year 1967 to the year 1968. Later on in the year 1969, she taught at the University of Alberta for one year and York University for one year also, from the year 1971 to 1972.
The female intellectual dialogue members at the renowned Victoria College mainly surrounded Atwood. In a majority of her novels, she often portrays characters who are dominated by patriarchy. Atwood also sheds light on the social oppression of women due to the patriarchal ideology. When it comes to social science fiction and speculative fiction, the author has constantly resisted the idea that both of her novels, Oryx and Crake and The Handmaid’s Tale are science fiction. She has insisted that both of these novels are speculative fiction.
In the year 2008, The Economist a weekly magazine referred to Atwood as an expert literary critic and scintillating wordsmith. However, the magazine went on to comment that the author’s logic does not in any way match her writing style in the nonfiction book, Payback: Debt and Shadow.