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Margaret Atwood Wins Asturias Prize

Margaret Atwood was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Letters in Spain. Click here for more information on this prestigious award, including a statement by Ms. Atwood.

Margaret Atwood Symposium Held in Tokyo

Ichi-Ban Dai-Kyoshitsu, University of Tokyo, Hongo: A Symposium on Margaret Atwood will be held at the University of Tokyo on June 6, 2008. It is being organized in co-operation with the Canadian Embassy (as part of their E. H. Norman Speaker Series) and has the support of departments in the University of Tokyo. The event is expected to be endorsed by the Canadian Literature Society of Japan. The feature speaker is Margaret Atwood’s Japanese translator, Ayako Sato of Meiji Gakuin University, who has just published a translation of Alias Grace. The other speakers are Dr. Tristanne Connolly (who teaches at St. Jerome’s University, Waterloo; runs the Canada Council reading series there; and is a poetry editor for The New Quarterly) and Steve Clark (University of Tokyo), a British scholar who has published, reviewed and taught extensively on travel writing and postcolonial literature.  For further information, contact atwood.symposium@hotmail.com.

Welcome to MAS


The Margaret Atwood Society is an international association of scholars, teachers, and students who share an interest in Atwood’s work. The main goal of the Society is to promote scholarly exchange of Atwood’s works and cultural contributions by providing opportunities for scholars to exchange information. To reach this goal, we publish a journal, Margaret Atwood Studies, and we host several panels each year on Atwood at various academic conferences, including at the Modern Language Association Convention (MLA), Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE), and the Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA). (See the Calls for Papers tab to learn more). To let us know about current Atwood-scholarship-related news or events, please email us the appropriate information. We will include your news on this site and/or our Facebook page and Twitter feed. We welcome your friendship and comments on Facebook and Twitter, whether or not you join the Society. We also welcome you to interact with us on LinkedIn.

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Note:  For contact information for Margaret Atwood, see the contact listings on her official website. (You might also have luck @ replying her on Twitter). We do not forward messages or materials to Ms. Atwood.