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English Literature

Margaret Atwood: The Moment

Context

Margaret Atwood is a Canadian writer who is most famous as a novelist (she has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times and won with The Blind Assassin), but is also a critically acclaimed poet with an interest in fairytales and myths.

Atwood is well known for her concern for the environment: she is an advocate of green politics in Canada. Her father was a forest entomologist (someone who studies forest insects) and she spent a lot of time outdoors when she was growing up.

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