Books  |  Jan 3, 2019

Margaret Atwood recognised in New Year's Honours list

Margaret Atwood was made a Companion of Honour for services to literature in the New Year's Honours list. Founded in 1917, the order is a reward for outstanding achievements and consists of the Sovereign and a maximum 65 members.

Other names on the New Year's Honours list 2019 include Phillip Pullman, knighthood for services to literature; Julia Donaldson, CBE for services to literature; Chris Riddell, OBE for services to illustration and to charity; and David Olusoga, OBE for services to history and community integration.

The author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry, graphic novels and critical essays, Margaret Atwood's novels include The Blind Assassin, winner of the Booker Prize; Alias Grace, winner of the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Montello in Italy; The Robber Bride, Cat’s Eye, and The Handmaid’s Tale – now a critically acclaimed television series. Atwood has recently announced the upcoming publication of The Testaments, the much anticipated sequel to The Handmaid's Tale.