Margaret Atwood, Biography
Born: 18 November, 1939. Ottawa, Ontario.
Education: Victoria College, University of Toronto, B.A., 1961; Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Mass., A.M., 1962; Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1962-63, 1965-67.
Places of Residence: Ottawa, 1939-45; Sault Ste. Marie, 1945; Toronto, 1946-61; Boston, Mass., 1961-63; Toronto, 1963-64; Vancouver, 1964-65; Boston, Mass.1965-67; Montreal, 1967-68; Edmonton, 1968- 70; England (London), France, Italy, 1970-71; Toronto, 1971-73; Alliston, Ontario, 1973-80; Toronto, 1980-83; England, Germany, 1983-84; Alabama, 1985; Toronto, 1986-91; France, 1992; Toronto, 1992-present
Employment: Lecturer in English, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 1964-65; Instructor in English, Sir George Williams University, Montreal, 1967-68; University of Alberta, 1969-70; Assistant Professor of English, York University, Toronto, 1971-72; Writer-In-Residence, University of Toronto, 1972-73; M.F.A. Honorary Chair, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1985; Berg Chair, New York University, 1986; Writer-In- Residence, Macquarie Univ., Australia, 1987; Writer-In-Residence, Trinity Univ., San Antonio, Texas, 1989.
Associations: Margaret Atwood was President of the Writers’ Union of Canada from May, 1981 to May, 1982, and was President of International P.E.N., Canadian Centre (English Speaking) from 1984-1986.
The Circle Game; Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1964 Contact Press, 1966; Anansi, 1967.
The Animals in That Country; Oxford University Press, 1969; Atlantic Little-Brown, 1968.
The Journals of Susanna Moodie; Oxford, 1970.
Procedures for Underground; Oxford, 1970; Atlantic Little-Brown, 1970.
Power Politics; Anansi, 1971; Harper & Row, 1973.
You Are Happy; Oxford, 1974; Harper & Row, 1975.
Selected Poems; Oxford, 1976; Simon & Schuster, 1978.
Two-Headed Poems; Oxford, 1978.
True Stories; Oxford; 1981.
Interlunar, Oxford, 1984.
Selected Poems II: Poems Selected and New, 1976-1986, Oxford, 1986; Houghton Mifflin, 1987.
Selected Poems 1966-1984, Oxford University Press, 1990.
Margaret Atwood Poems 1965-1975, Virago Press Limited, 1991.
Morning in the Burned House, McClelland & Stewart, 1995; Houghton Mifflin, 1995, Virago Press, 1995.
Ms. Atwood’s poetry has been published in many magazines, including the Tamarack Review, The Canadian Forum, The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry (Chicago), Kayak, Quarry, Prism. Her poetry also appears in many anthologies, both in Canada and the United States.