Margaret Atwood is the author of more than thirty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. The Handmaid's Tale, Cat's Eye and Alias Grace have all been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and now Oryx and Crake for the 2003 Booker prize. She has won many literary prizes in other countries.
Not since Graham Greene or William Golding has a novelist captured so forcefully the relationship between school bully and victim...Atwood's power games are played, exquisitely, by little girls - LISTENERIrrestistible...This book is about life for all of us. She is one of our finest novelists. Read it - THE TIMESAtwood's taut and exquisite use of language makes all her books irresistable... - THE WEEKMargaret Atwood charts the psychological process of memory as compulsion and memory as a healing act through the character of Elaine Risley, an artist who returns to her home town of Toronto for a retrospective of her work. Elaine's visit triggers though - - Chris Kellett, From 500 Great Books by Women, AMAZON.CO.UK REVIEW