Books written by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale

March 26, 2019 | 240 pages
In this multi-award-winning, bestselling novel, Margaret Atwood has created a stunning Orwellian vision of the near future. This is the story of Offred, one of the unfortunate “Handmaids” under the new social order who have only one purpose: to breed. In Gilead, where women are prohibited from... More Info

Second Words

A List | August 7, 2018 | 448 pages
Originally published in 1982, Second Words brings together fifty of Margaret Atwood's finest essays and reviews spanning two decades, beginning in 1962, with an introduction and commentary by the author. With her incomparable wit and originality, Atwood discusses the process of writing and the... More Info

Angel CatBird

Dark Horse Comics | July 4, 2017 | 104 pages
The Booker Prize-winning author of The Handmaid's Tale pens a conclusion to the dramatic, hilarious, and heartwarming Angel Catbird trilogy. It's all-out war in the madcap culmination of Angel Catbird's superhero saga. The evil Rat army is aiming for world domination, and only a ragtag gang of... More Info

The Burgess Shale

University of Alberta | March 1, 2017 | 56 pages
“The outburst of cultural energy that took place in the 1960s was in part a product of the two decades that came before. It’s always difficult for young people to see their own time in perspective: when you’re in your teens, a decade earlier feels like ancient history and the present moment... More Info

Angel CatBird

Dark Horse Comics | September 6, 2016 | 112 pages
"On a dark night, young genetic engineer Strig Feleedus is accidentally mutated by his own experiment when his DNA is merged with that of a cat and an owl"--  More Info

The Blind Assassin

Mississauga, Ont. : Random House of Canada | August 19, 2019 | 659 pages
A novel about an affair between a rich woman and a socialist man. Together, they invent a fantasy set on a fictional planet.  More Info

The Heart Goes Last

September 29, 2015 | 320 pages
Imagining a world where citizens take turns as prisoners and jailers, the prophetic Margaret Atwood delivers a hilarious yet harrowing tale about liberty, power, and the irrepressibility of the human appetite. Several years after the world's brutal economic collapse, Stan and Charmaine, a married... More Info

The Illustrated Journals of Susanna Moodie

Cormorant Books | September 1, 2014 | 120 pages
The finest example of two great artists working together to explore the soul of their nation. The Journals of Susanna Moodie, arguably Margaret Atwood's finest work of poetry, was first published by Oxford University Press in 1970. In it, she adopts the voice of Susanna Strickland Moodie, an... More Info

Stone Mattress

September 9, 2014 | 288 pages
In Margaret Atwood's stunning new collection of stories, her first since her #1 nationally bestselling 2006 collection, Moral Disorder, she returns to the here and now in this brilliant, new collection of stories. In these nine dazzlingly inventive and rewarding stories, Margaret Atwood's signature... More Info

Cat's Eye

Seal Books | February 16, 1999 | 592 pages
Cat's Eye is the story of Elaine Risley, a controversial painter who returns to Toronto, the city of her youth, for a retrospective of her art. Engulfed by vivid images of the past, she reminisces about a trio of girls who initiated her into the fierce politics of childhood and its secret world of... More Info

The Legacy

Greystone Books | September 7, 2010 | 113 pages
Offers the author's thoughts about the destructive relationship that now exists between humans and nature, and a proposition to adopt a holistic worldview in order to save the planet.  More Info

In Other Worlds

Signal Books | October 11, 2011 | 272 pages
At a time when speculative fiction seems less and less far-fetched, Margaret Atwood lends her distinctive voice and singular point of view to the genre in a series of essays that brilliantly illuminates the essential truths about the modern world.  More Info

In Other Worlds

Signal Books | August 21, 2012 | 272 pages
In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imaginationis Margaret Atwood's account of her relationship with the literary form we have come to know as "science fiction." This relationship has been lifelong, stretching from her days as a child reader in the 1940s, through her time as a graduate student at... More Info

In search of Alias Grace

Univ of Ottawa Pr | January 1, 1997 | 39 pages
Margaret Atwood's novel Alias Grace is based on the murder of Thomas Kinnear and his mistress Nancy Montgomery in 1843. Kinnear's manservant was hung for the crime, but the execution of his supposed accomplice Grace Marks, owing to her "feeble sex" and "extreme youth," was commuted to life. The... More Info

The Circle Game

House of Anansi Press | March 12, 2013 | 96 pages
The appearance of Margaret Atwood's first major collection of poetry marked the beginning of a truly outstanding career in Canadian and international letters. The voice in these poems is as witty, vulnerable, direct, and incisive as we've come to know in later works, such as Power Politics, Bodily... More Info

I'm With the Bears

Verso Books | October 1, 2011 | 200 pages
A collection of ten stories about global warming and its effects includes contributions by T.C. Boyle, Paolo Bacigulapi, and Margaret Atwood.  More Info


House of Anansi Pr | September 16, 2008 | 230 pages
Collected here, the Massey Lectures from legendary novelist Margaret Atwood investigate the highly topical subject of debt. She doesn't talk about high finance or managing money; instead, she goes far deeper to explore debt as an ancient and central motif in religion, literature, and the structure... More Info