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Conversations from Penn State: Margaret Atwood

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Award-winning Writer and Environmental Activist Margaret Atwood discusses her career.

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Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa, and grew up in northern Ontario, Quebec, and Toronto. She is the author of more than forty volumes of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and non-fiction, but is best known for her novels. Atwood’s work has been published in more than forty languages. She was honored with the 2014 Medal for Distinguished Achievement from Penn State’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities.

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