Atwood, Margaret

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Atwood, Margaret Gender: F
born on 18 November 1939 at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )
Place Ottawa, Ontario (CAN), 45n25, 75w42
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Fisher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 25°40' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 25°03 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 06°39'

Margaret Atwood (at Eden Mills Writers' Festival 2006, Blackwattle Bay)
photo: Vanwaffle, license gfdl


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.

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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1966 (First book of poetry)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1983 (Book of verse released)
  • Work : Prize 2000 (Booker Prize award)

Source Notes

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)