Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Margaret Atwood is the author of many works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. She is best known for The Handmaid’s Tale (1985), which was adapted for television in 2017. Its sequel, The Testaments (2019), was awarded the Booker Prize. Atwood has also received the Franz Kafka International Literary Prize, the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award, the Los Angeles Times Innovator’s Award, and the Peace Prize of the German Book Table. In dystopian, near-future narratives, Atwood explores the consequences of institutionalized misogyny, materialism, and environmental harm. Other works include Hag-Seed (2016), the MaddAddam Trilogy (2003–13), Oryx and Crake (2003), and The Blind Assassin (2000), also winner of the Booker Prize. Atwood is vice president of PEN International and currently resides in Toronto.