Canada Honours Handmaid’s Tale Author Margaret Atwood, Puts Her On Stamp

The award-winning author has 50 works to her credit score, and has bought thousands and thousands of books worldwide.


Canada’s postal service on Thursday celebrated the 60-year writing profession of “The Handmaid’s Tale” writer Margaret Atwood by that includes her picture on a stamp.

At a ceremony at a Toronto library, Ottawa-born Atwood reacted with humor to the “unexpected honour,” welcoming family and friends, and “those who intend to make fun of me for being on a stamp.”

“On a stamp, really, the nerve,” she quipped dryly. “How ever will I live it down… How cringe. How eye-rolling.”

“Be prepared for a bunch of jokes about licking and sticking, not to mention cancellation and especially not to mention philately,” she stated, recalling her childhood assortment of stamps ripped off envelopes pulled from trash bins.

The new stamp includes a image of Atwood — eyes closed and one hand on her cheek — with the traces “A word after a word after a word is power,” from her poem “Spelling.”

Atwood additionally used the disclosing to advocate for causes, recounting a pal’s vow to slap the stamps together with her likeness on letters to lawmakers in Canada and the United States, calling for motion on local weather change and an finish to gender discrimination.

The award-winning author has 50 works to her credit score, together with novels, brief fiction and poetry, and has bought thousands and thousands of books translated into greater than 30 languages.

“The Handmaid’s Tale” — a few totalitarian regime that forces fertile girls to breed for barren elite {couples} — was revealed in 1985 however stays related, and within the public consciousness because of Hulu’s Emmy-winning tv adaptation.

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