I've been a writer since 1956. I've seen writing and publishing change a lot over the years. I look forward to exploring the ways Wattpad connects people to reading and writing, and may help give them confidence through feedback from readers.

My website is http://www.margaretatwood.ca/

The website for the Maddaddam series is http://yearoftheflood.com/

You can find the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/MargaretAtwoodAuthor

You can follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/MargaretAtwood

You can find the Positron serial novel I'm writing at http://byliner.com/margaret-atwood

I am also an inventor and entrepreneur. Six years ago, the LongPen -- the first it's-really-your-signature in pen on paper, but remotely -- made its debut. It is now part of the services offered by Syngrafii.com; and is also the basis for a writer/creator/fan/reader service being built at http://www.fanado.com/. 

NEWEST NEWS:  The Happy Zombie Sunrise Home, written with Naomi Alderman. You can find four episodes on her Wattpad page now!   http://www.wattpad.com/story/2426517-the-happy-zombie-sunrise-home

The new picture was taken by Cat Sparks at the Key West Literary Seminar on Speculative Fiction in 2012.
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Reading Lists

10 Published Works

Featured work.

Freeze-Dried Fiction Winner - Sister of the Bride by Jennifer Cooreman

Social data: 573 reads. 24 votes. 7 comments.

Description: Congratulations to Jennifer Cooreman, the winner of Margaret Atwood's #Freeze-Dried Fiction contest!! Read Margaret Atwood's story, the Freeze Dried Groom, then read Jennifer's story as a prequel. About Sister of The Bride: When Dr. Claire Ledus lo...

Other Works by MargaretAtwood.
Freeze-Dried Fiction Contest with Margaret Atwood

Freeze-Dried Fiction Contest with Margaret Atwood

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Margaret Atwood’s story “The Freeze-Dried Groom,” from her new collection Stone Mattress, leaves the rea...

THE FREEZE-DRIED GROOM (One of the Nine Tales in Stone Mattress)

THE FREEZE-DRIED GROOM (One of the Nine Tales in Stone Mattress)

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The Freeze-Dried Groom is one of the nine stories in Margaret Atwood's fantastic new collection Stone Ma...

MaddAddam Reading Group Guide

MaddAddam Reading Group Guide

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A reading group guide for MaddAddam.

Why I Wrote MaddAddam

Why I Wrote MaddAddam

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Why did you write MaddAddam, I’m sometimes asked?

It's Author Appreciation day. Someone left something on my humble board, so I thought I'd come here to thank one of the real heroes of literary world and of Wattpad. Thank you for supporting the community and being so amazing. Your support to the author and to the voices of young people is truly inspiring!

Thank you again!
Allison Whitmore
I really enjoyed you Oddessy poem about the sirens. No very many kids my age like such stories but I find them compelling. I likes seeing people's views of older literature. 
Hi, I'm not sure if you'll see this or not, but I read your novel The Handmaid's Tale. I've never been personally impacted by a book like this. The core of gender discrimination and just plain awfulness of the society really hit home for me. There are so many acts of rebellion and uprisings against the Aunts and everyone in general that I was intrigued so much.

I'm actually writing an essay on The Handmaid's Tale for my honors English class, and your book means so much more to me than just a good grade or a topic to write about. I genuinely love the basis of the novel and the ideas surrounding it. At first, I was skeptical and bored, but whenever I hit a sexist remark or principle, it just started a fire inside of me. The society is so messed up and wrong that it's addicting to read.

Anyways, I hope you recieve this message; it would mean a lot to me if you read this! I'm also going to PM you this exact message. I hope you don't mind. 

I'm actually comparing The Handmaid's Tale to Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings because my class read it for our curriculum. I read The Handmaid's Tale for the sole purpose of my essay prompt, but your book is just too amazing to limit it to just a grade, as I said.

The ending to the book killed me inside and filled me with so many questions. It reminded me of the ending to Of Mice and Men where the plot just cuts off suddenly. I think that was an interesting way to end the story, but I still am wondering what happens after she's in the van... I guess we'll never know...

But thanks again for reading this! I really like your book, and it was SO GOOD.

Thanks again!