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Margaret Atwood

  • Brother's Birth

    Harold Leslie Atwood.
  • Birth

    In Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  • Sister's Birth

    Ruth Atwood.
  • Graduated High School

    Graduated from Leaside High School (after gaining interest in home economics). Went on to study at Victoria College in the University of Toronto.
  • Graduated College

    Graduated from Victoria College, with a Bachelor of Arts in English and minors in Philosophy and French.
  • Publication of First Book of Poetry

    'Double Persephone'.
  • Period: to

    English Lecturing

    At the University of British Columbia
  • Publication of Two Books of Poetry

    'Kaleidoscopes Baroque: a Poem', and 'Talismans for Children'.
  • Publication of a Book of Poetry

    'The Circle Game'.
  • Publication of a Book of Poetry

    'Speeches for Doctor Frankenstein'.
  • Period: to

    Instructor in English

    At Sir George Williams University in Montreal
  • Marriage

    To Jim Polk.
  • Publication of a Book of Poetry

    'The Animals in That Country'/
  • Publication of First Novel

    'The Edible Woman'.
  • Period: to

    University Teaching

    At University of Alberta.
  • Publication of Two Books of Poetry

    'The Journals of Susanna Moodie', and 'Procedures for Underground'.
  • Publication of a Book of Poetry

    'Power Politics'.
  • Publication of a Novel

    'Surfacing'.
  • Period: to

    University Teaching

    At York University.
  • Publication of First Non-fiction Monograph

    'Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature'.
  • Period: to

    University, Writer in Residence

    At University of Toronto.
  • Divorce

    With Jim Polk
  • New Relationship

    With Graeme Gibson, a fellow novelist.
  • Publication of a Book of Poetry

    'You Are Happy'.
  • Daughter's Birth

    Eleanor Atwood Gibson, born to Graeme Gibson.
  • Publication of a Book of Poetry

    'Selected Poems: 1965-1975'.
  • Publication of a Novel

    'Lady Oracle'.
  • Publication of First Story Collection

    'Dancing Girls'.
  • Publication of a Book of Poetry

    'Two-Headed Poems'.
  • Publication of a Novel

    'Life Before Man'.
  • Publication of a Novel

    'Bodily Harm'.
  • Publication of a Novel

    'THE HANDMAID'S TALE'.
  • Served as the MFA Honorary Chair

    At the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
  • University Professor

    Berge Professor of English at New York University.
  • University, Writer in Residence

    At Macquarie University, Australia.
  • Publication of a Novel

    'Cat's Eye'.
  • University, Writer in Residence

    At Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
  • Publication of a Novel

    'The Robber Bride'.
  • Publication of a Novel

    'Alias Grace'.
  • Publication of Tenth Novel

    'The Blind Assassin'.
  • Publication of a Novel

    'Oryx and Crake' (first in 'MaddAddam Trilogy').
  • Invention

    The 'LongPen' - a remote signing device.
  • Publication of a Novella

    'The Penelopiad' (part of 'Canongate Myth Series')
  • Publication of a Non-fiction Book

    'Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth'.
  • Agreed to a Chamber Opera Commission

    Co-wrote 'Pauline'.
  • Publication of a Novel

    'The Year of the Flood' (second in 'MaddAddam Trilogy').
  • Publication of a Novel

    'MaddAddam' (third and last in 'MaddAddam Trilogy).
  • Publication of a Novel

    'Hag-Seed' - A modern retelling of William Shakespeare's 'The Tempest', (part of 'Penguin Random House's Hogarth Shakespeare Series').
  • Publication of First Comic.

    'Angel Catbird'.
  • Partner Death

    Graeme Gibson died, after suffering from dementia.
  • Publication of a Novel

    'The Testaments' (sequel to 'The Handmaid's Tale').
  • Publication of a Poetry Collection

    'Dearly'.