Margaret Atwood
Margaret Eleanor Atwood is a Canadian novelist and poet. She writes in several genres, such as historical fiction and science fiction (and many of the sub-genres therein). Her novels, poetry and essays have been published in over 35 countries. She has been won many awards and been shortlisted for many more. Margaret lives in Toronto with fellow author Graeme Gibson.

Margaret Atwood became a published author in 1961 with the collection Double Persephone, which is now long since out-of-print. Below is a list of Margaret Atwood’s books in order of when they were first released:

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Publication Order of The Handmaid's Tale Books

The Handmaid's Tale (1986)Description / Buy at
The Testaments (2019)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Angel Catbird Graphic Novels

Angel Catbird, Volume 1 (2016)Description / Buy at
Angel Catbird, Volume 2: To Castle Catula (2017)Description / Buy at
Angel Catbird, Volume 3: The Catbird Roars (2017)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Canongate's The Myths Books

A Short History of Myth (By: Karen Armstrong) (2004)Description / Buy at
Lion's Honey: The Myth of Samson (By: David Grossman) (2005)Description / Buy at
The Penelopiad (2005)Description / Buy at
Weight (By: Jeanette Winterson) (2005)Description / Buy at
The Helmet of Horror (By: Victor Pelevin) (2005)Description / Buy at
Where Three Roads Meet (By: Salley Vickers) (2005)Description / Buy at
Binu and the Great Wall (By: Su Tong) (2006)Description / Buy at
Baba Yaga Laid an Egg (By: Dubravka Ugrešić) (2007)Description / Buy at
The Goddess Chronicle (By: Natsuo Kirino) (2013)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Hogarth Shakespeare Books

The Gap of Time (By: Jeanette Winterson) (2015)Description / Buy at
Shylock is My Name (By: Howard Jacobson) (2016)Description / Buy at
Vinegar Girl (By: Anne Tyler) (2016)Description / Buy at
Hag-Seed (2016)Description / Buy at
New Boy (By: Tracy Chevalier) (2017)Description / Buy at
Dunbar (By: Edward St. Aubyn) (2017)Description / Buy at
Macbeth (By: Jo Nesbø) (2018)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of MaddAddam Books

Oryx and Crake (2003)Description / Buy at
The Year of the Flood (2009)Description / Buy at
MaddAddam (2013)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Collections

The Circle Game (1964)Description / Buy at
The Animals in that Country (1968)Description / Buy at
The Journals of Susanna Moodie (With: Charles Pachter) (1970)Description / Buy at
Procedures For Underground (1970)Description / Buy at
Power Politics (1971)Description / Buy at
You Are Happy (1974)Description / Buy at
Selected Poems (1976)Description / Buy at
Dancing Girls and Other Stories (1977)Description / Buy at
Two-Headed Poems (1978)Description / Buy at
True Stories (1981)Description / Buy at
Bluebeard's Egg (1983)Description / Buy at
Murder in the Dark (1983)Description / Buy at
Interlunar (1984)Description / Buy at
Selected Poems II (1986)Description / Buy at
Wilderness Tips (1991)Description / Buy at
Good Bones (1992)Description / Buy at
Poems 1976-1986 (1992)Description / Buy at
Polarities. Selected Stories (1994)Description / Buy at
Bones & Murder (1994)Description / Buy at
Morning in the Burned House (1995)Description / Buy at
Eating Fire (1998)Description / Buy at
Moving Targets (2004)Description / Buy at
The Tent (2006)Description / Buy at
Moral Disorder and Other Stories (2006)Description / Buy at
The Door (2007)Description / Buy at
The Illustrated Journals of Susanna Moodie (2014)Description / Buy at
Stone Mattress (2014)Description / Buy at
Freedom (2018)Description / Buy at
Dearly (2020)Description / Buy at
Old Babes in the Wood (2023)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

The Handmaid's Tale: The Graphic Novel (2019)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Survival (1972)Description / Buy at
Days Of The Rebels (1977)Description / Buy at
Second Words (1982)Description / Buy at
The Canlit Foodbook (1987)Description / Buy at
Margaret Atwood Conversations (1990)Description / Buy at
Strange Things (1995)Description / Buy at
Two Solicitudes (1996)Description / Buy at
Story of a Nation (2001)Description / Buy at
Negotiating with the Dead / On Writers & Writing (2002)Description / Buy at
Curious Pursuits (2005)Description / Buy at
Writing With Intent (2005)Description / Buy at
Payback (2007)Description / Buy at
Glances at Germany, Poland, and the Euxine (2009)Description / Buy at
In Other Worlds (2011)Description / Buy at
Dire Cartographies (2015)Description / Buy at
The Burgess Shale (2017)Description / Buy at
Burning Questions: Essays and Occasional Pieces (2022)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Picture Books

Anna's Pet (1980)Description / Buy at
Princess Prunella and the Purple Peanut (1995)Description / Buy at
Rude Ramsay and the Roaring Radishes (2003)Description / Buy at
Bashful Bob and Doleful Dorinda (2004)Description / Buy at
Wandering Wenda and Widow Wallop's Wunderground Washery (2011)Description / Buy at
A Trio of Tolerable Tales (2017)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Edible Woman (1969)Description / Buy at
Surfacing (1972)Description / Buy at
Lady Oracle (1976)Description / Buy at
Up in the Tree (1978)Description / Buy at
Life Before Man (1979)Description / Buy at
Bodily Harm (1981)Description / Buy at
Cat's Eye (1988)Description / Buy at
For the Birds (1990)Description / Buy at
The Robber Bride (1993)Description / Buy at
Alias Grace (1996)Description / Buy at
The Labrador Fiasco (1996)Description / Buy at
The Blind Assassin (By: Michael O'Brien) (2000)Description / Buy at
Bottle (2004)Description / Buy at
The Heart Goes Last (2015)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

Points of View(1956)Description / Buy at
Women Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews(1989)Description / Buy at
The Best American Short Stories 1989(1989)Description / Buy at
The Faber Book of Contemporary Canadian Short Stories(1990)Description / Buy at
Colors of a New Day(1990)Description / Buy at
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality(1991)Description / Buy at
The Short Story: 30 Masterpieces(1992)Description / Buy at
Flash Fiction: 72 Very Short Stories(1992)Description / Buy at
Ploughshares Winter 1993-94(1993)Description / Buy at
Minding the Body(1994)Description / Buy at
First Fiction: An Anthology of the First Published Stories by Famous Writers(1994)Description / Buy at
The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women(1995)Description / Buy at
Ten(1996)Description / Buy at
Sunrise to Sunset(1997)Description / Buy at
Wild Women(1997)Description / Buy at
Mistresses of the Dark(1998)Description / Buy at
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall(1998)Description / Buy at
Turn of the Story: Canadian Short Fiction on the Eve of the Millennium(1999)Description / Buy at
The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction(1999)Description / Buy at
Ovid Metamorphosed(2000)Description / Buy at
When The Wild Comes Leaping Up(2002)Description / Buy at
The Common Sky: Canadian Writers Against the War(2003)Description / Buy at
The Eloquent Short Story: An Anthology of Narrative Styles(2004)Description / Buy at
More Stories We Tell(2004)Description / Buy at
The Virago Book of the Joy of Shopping(2007)Description / Buy at
The Penguin Book of Canadian Short Stories(2007)Description / Buy at
The Scotiabank Giller Prize 15 Years: An Anthology of Prize-Winning Canadian Fiction.(2008)Description / Buy at
Sisters(2009)Description / Buy at
FIRST WORDS: Earliest Writing from Favorite Contemporary Authors(2009)Description / Buy at
Crimespotting(2009)Description / Buy at
Half-Minute Horrors(2009)Description / Buy at
The Secret History of Science Fiction(2009)Description / Buy at
I'm With the Bears(2011)Description / Buy at
Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury(2012)Description / Buy at
The World Split Open(2014)Description / Buy at
Imaginarium 4(2014)Description / Buy at
Loosed Upon the World(2015)Description / Buy at
The Secret Loves of Geek Girls(2015)Description / Buy at
First Light: A Celebration of Alan Garner(2016)Description / Buy at
Freeman's Power(2018)Description / Buy at
Cutting Edge: New Stories of Mystery and Crime by Women Writers(2019)Description / Buy at
Tori Amos: Little Earthquakes(2022)Description / Buy at
Furies(2023)Description / Buy at
Fourteen Days: An Unauthorized Gathering(2024)Description / Buy at

Notes: The Year of the Flood was also published as God’s Gardeners. Anna’s Pet was co-authored with Joyce Barkhouse. For the Birds was co-authored with Shelly Tanaka. Crimespotting was co-authored by Lin Anderson, Kate Atkinson, Chris Brookmyre, John Burnside, Isla Dewar, A.L. Kennedy, Denise Mina, Ian Rankin and James Robertson. I’m with the Bears also contains stories by Paolo Bacigalupi, T.C. Boyle, Toby Litt, Lydia Millet, Wu Mingi, David Mitchell, Nathaniel Rich, Kim Stanley Robinson and Helen Simpson. The World Split Open also includes contributions by Edward P. Jones, Ursula K. Le Guin, Marilynne Robinson and Wallace Stegner.

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Margaret Atwood Synopsis: The New Oxford Book of Canadian Verse in English by Margaret Atwood is an a collection of some of the best poetry Canada has to offer chosen by Margaret Atwood, along with an introduction from the author.

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