Reading lists

The essential Margaret Atwood reading list

Dystopia, poetry, essays – where do you start with the Booker winner's work? Our handy list will guide you.

Covers of Margaret Atwood's books, including The Handmaid's Tale and Hag-Seed, against a blue background.
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Booker prize winner Margaret Atwood has written more than 50 works spanning fiction, poetry and critical essays.

Renowned for her feminist slant, her Handmaids – from the 1985 novel The Handmaid's Tale – have become a global symbol of resistance against the patriarchy and have inspired activism across the world.

If you don't know where to start with Atwood's writing, here's our guide to some of her best works.

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