18 November 1939
Margaret Atwood is a Canadian poet, novelist, and literary critic. Born in 1939, she has published over 40 books of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, and has been recognized as one of the most influential and powerful writers of her generation. Her poetry explores themes of gender, power, and identity, and her works have won numerous awards, including the Booker Prize and the Arthur C. Clarke Award. Her novel "The Handmaid's Tale" is widely considered a classic of feminist literature and has been adapted into a television series. Margaret Atwood is widely respected for her intelligence, wit, and her ability to tackle difficult subjects with insight and empathy.