July 12, 2008

Atwood wins Prince of Asturias Prize

Canadian author Margaret Atwood was on Wednesday awarded with Spain's Prince of Asturias Prize for literature. The poet, novelist and literary critic won Britain's Booker Prize in 2000 for her novel The Blind Assassin and the Arthur C. Clarke Award for science fiction in 1985 for The Handmaid's Tale, which was later made into a film by german director Volker Schlöndorff.

Further reading:

Canada's Margaret Atwood wins Spain's top literature prize (AFP)

Margaret Atwood wins Spanish literary award (AP)

Margaret Atwood's "The Journals of Susanna Moodie" by R. P. Bilan