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Margaret (Eleanor) born 1939, Canadian poet and novelist.
Contemporary Examples

“I was relieved and happy that the reaction was positive, because it is an iconic film in the costume area,” Atwood explains.
‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ Hits Broadway With Costumes by Colleen Atwood Misty White Sidell March 26, 2013

Atwood writes a pretty good sex scene, but the freedom in the act is vastly sexier than the sex is.
The Bizarre Case Against Gay Marriage Linda Hirshman January 28, 2010

Historical Examples

It was a weakness on the part of Mr. Atwood, but an amiable one, and is shared by many who live under republican institutions.
Driven From Home Horatio Alger

I was grateful to the doughty Mr. Atwood, but just then I should have enjoyed choking him.
The Rise of Roscoe Paine Joseph C. Lincoln

“He was sort of drowsy when I roused him for his turn,” said Atwood.
In the Days of Washington William Murray Graydon

I did not care to hear more of Mr. Atwood’s yarns and jokes.
The Rise of Roscoe Paine Joseph C. Lincoln

He tried to tell his comrades that Atwood had died from failure of the heart.
Astounding Stories, May, 1931 Various

The convives on this occasion were merely the admiral himself, Greenly, and Atwood.
The Two Admirals J. Fenimore Cooper

“It ain’t likely, with not a fire-arm among us,” said Atwood.
In the Days of Washington William Murray Graydon

Miss Atwood, the last of our boarders, went off the same day.
Diary of Anna Green Winslow Anna Green Winslow

Margaret (Eleanor) born 1939, Canadian poet and novelist. Her novels include Lady Oracle (1976), The Handmaid’s Tale (1986), Alias Grace (1996), the Booker Prize-winning The Blind Assassin (2000), and Oryx and Crake (2003)


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