Margaret Atwood

Canada, 1939

Margaret Atwood is an internationally acclaimed writer and poet. Her impressive and diverse oeuvre encompasses novels, poetry, children’s books as well as essays and deals with themes ranging from power and identity to the relationship between men and women, religion and myth and environmentalism. One of her best-known works, The Handmaid’s Tale (1983), in which an authoritarian religious government seizes power in the United States, returned to the bestsellers’ lists after Trump was elected president and has now been adapted as a hit television series. Among many other awards and accolades, she received the 2000 Booker Prize for The Blind Assassin and the 2017 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, honouring her work for its expression of ‘humanity, justice and tolerance’.


Debate with Margaret Atwood at the Nexus Conference 2012.


Margaret Atwood at the Nexus Conference ‘How to Change the World?’ Copyright Dolph Cantrijn