|born on||18 November 1939 at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )|
|Place||Ottawa, Ontario (CAN), 45n25, 75w42|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||25°40' 25°03 Asc. 06°39'|
Canadian writer, a poet and novelist who first came to prominence in the late 1960s. Atwood's first volume of poetry, The Circle Game," 1966 and her first novel, "The Edible Woman" commenced a prestigious career. In 1983 she compiled "The New Oxford Book of Canadian Verse in English." Her themes were mainly the emotional interdependence of the sexes and their search for self-discovery, as exemplified in "The Handsmaid's Tale," 1985, in which the sole function of the heroine is to breed. Atwood won the Booker Prize in 2000 for "The Blind Assassin," which was on the best-seller list for the year.
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1966 (First book of poetry)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1983 (Book of verse released)
- Work : Prize 2000 (Booker Prize award)
David Fisher quotes Shelagh Kendal by letter for "approximately 5:00 PM" from her.
Sy Scholfield quotes Atwood for her rising sign in an interview by Arifa Akbar, "People should live joyfully," The Independent, 4 September 2009, pp. 8-9: "I'm a Scorpio . . . with Gemini rising. It means I'm a much nicer Scorpio."
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novels)
- Vocation : Writers : Poet
- Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Booker Prize)