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Margaret Atwood Bibliography (Major Works)

(for a complete list of works by and about Atwood, see the annual Atwood bibliography published in Margaret Atwood Studies, available to members of the Margaret Atwood Society)


The Circle Game (1966)

The Animals in That Country (1969)

The Journals of Susanna Moodie (1970)

Procedures for Underground (1970)

Power Politics (1971)

You Are Happy  (1974)

Selected Poems: 1965-1975 (1976)

Two-Headed Poems (1978)

True Stories (1981)

Interlunar (1984)

Selected Poems II: Poems Selected and New 1976-1986 (1986)

Selected Poems: 1965-1984 (1991)

Morning in the Burned House (1995)

Eating Fire: Selected Poetry 1965-1995 (1998)

The Door (2007)


The Edible Woman (1969)

Surfacing (1972)

Lady Oracle (1976)

Life Before Man (1979)

Bodily Harm (1981)

The Handmaid’s Tale (1985)

Cat’s Eye (1988)

The Robber Bride (1993)

Alias Grace (1996)

The Blind Assassin (2000)

Oryx and Crake: A Novel (2003)

The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus (2005)

The Year of the Flood (2009)

MaddAddam (2013)

Scribbler Moon (2014, but will be published in 2114 as part of the Future Library Project)

The Heart Goes Last (2015)




I’m Starved For You: Positron 1 (2012)

Choke Collar: Positron 2 (2012)

Erase Me: Postitron 3 (2013)

The Heart Goes Last: Positron 4 (2013)

The Happy Sunrise Zombie Home (coauthored with Naomi Alderman) (2014, on Wattpad)



Short Fiction

Dancing Girls and Other Stories (1977)

Murder in the Dark: Short Fictions and Prose Poems (1983)

Bluebeard’s Egg and Other Stories (1983)

Wilderness Tips (1991)

Good Bones (1992)

Good Bones and Simple Murders (1994)

 A Quiet Game (1997)

The Tent (2006)

Moral Disorder and Other Stories (2006)

Stone Mattress (2014)


Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature (1972)

Days of the Rebels 1815-1840 (1977)

Second Words: Selected Critical Prose (1982)

Strange Things: The Malevolent North in Canadian Literature (1995)

In Search of Alias Grace: On Writing Canadian Historical Fiction (1997)

Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing (2002)

Moving Targets: Writing with Intent 1982-2004 (2004)

Writing with Intent: Essays, Reviews, Personal Prose 1983-2005 (2005)

Curious Pursuits (2005)

Payback: Debt as Metaphor and the Shadow Side of Wealth (2008)

In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination (2011)


Conversations: Margaret Atwood, ed. Earl G. Ingersoll(1990)

Two Solicitudes: Conversations, with Victor-Lévy Beaulieu (1996—French; 1998—English)

Waltzing Again: New and Selected Conversations with Margaret Atwood, ed. Earl G. Ingersoll (2006)

Children’s Books

Up in the Tree (1978)

Anna’s Pet, with Joyce C. Barkhouse (1980)

For the Birds, with Shelly Tanaka (1990)

Princess Prunella and the Purple Peanut (1995)

Rude Ramsay and the Roaring Radishes (2003)

Bashful Bob and Doleful Dorinda (2004)

Wandering Wenda and Widow Wallop’s Wunderground Washery (2011)

Edited Collections

The New Oxford Book of Canadian Verse, ed. with William Toye (1982)

The Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories in English, ed. with Robert Weaver (1986)

The CanLit Foodbook (1987)

The Best American Short Stories, ed. with Shannon Ravenel (1989)

The New Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories, ed. with Robert Weaver (1995)

Limited Editions


Double Persephone (1961)

Kaleidoscopes Baroque (1965)

Talismans for Children (1965)

Expeditions (1965)

Speeches for Dr. Frankenstein (1966)

Marsh, Hawk (1977)

Notes Towards a Poem That Can Never Be Written (1981)

Snake Poems (1983)


Encounters with the Element Man (1982)

Unearthing Suite (1983)

The Labrador Fiasco: A Bloomsbury Quid (1986)

Bottle (2004)

Television Scripts

The Servant Girl (1974)

Snowbird (1981)

Heaven on Earth (1986)


The Trumpets of Summer (1964)

Frankenstein Monster Song (2004, with rock band One Ring Zero)

Comic Strip

Kanadian Kultchur Komix [as “Bart Gerrard”] in This Magazine is About Schools (1975-1978)


The Poetry and Voice of Margaret Atwood (1977)

Margaret Atwood Reads “Unearthing Suite” (1985)

Margaret Atwood Reading From Her Poems (2005)