Margaret Atwood's books have been published in over thirty-five countries. She is the author of more than thirty works, which include fiction, poetry and critical essays. Oryx and Crake is her eleventh novel, and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2003, as was The Handmaid's Tale, Cat's, and Alias Grace. Her novel, The Blind Assassin won the 2000 Booker Prize. She lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson.
Conceived by Canongate publisher Jamie Byng and launched this year by 30 publishers worldwide, this series will offer the retelling of favorite myths by leading authors from A.S. Byatt to Donna Tartt. Armstrong weighs in with a concise (and, one suspects, insightful) history. Byng expects the final volume to appear in 2038. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.