Margaret Atwood has published 17 books of poetry. Her first poetry book, The Circle Game, was typeset and illustrated by Charles Pachter (Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1964) prior to publication and won the Governor General’s Literary Award in 1966. She has collaborated with Charles Pachter on several projects, all of which have been published in limited editions. Her work has been published in more than 22 languages in more than 30 countries, and includes 7 collections of short stories, 13 novels, 12 works of non-fiction, and 8 children’s books. She is the recipient of the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction (The Handmaid’s Tale, 1986), the Scotiabank Giller Prize (Alias Grace, 1996), and the Man Booker Prize (The Blind Assassin, 2000), among many other awards and prizes. She is a Companion of the Order of Canada and lives in Toronto.