The Franz Kafka Prize 2017 for Margaret Atwood
The Franz Kafka Society is proud to announce that the 17th laureate of the prestigious Franz Kafka Prize is the Canadian writer Margaret Atwood.
On Monday, May 22, 2017 at its annual meeting at the headquarters of the Franz Kafka Society in Prague, the international jury selected a new laureate of the Franz Kafka International Literary Prize for the year 2017, the Canadian writer Margaret E. Atwood (born 1939).
Margaret Eleanor Atwood (1939 Ottawa) is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist. She graduated at Harvard's Radcliffe College and her theoretical work mainly focuses on Canadian literature and Canadian identity. She is the author of many collections of short stories: The Tent (2006), novels: Life Before Man (1979), The Robber Bride (1993), The Blind Assassin (2000), collections of poems: The Journals of Susanna Moodie (1970), True Stories (1981), and books for children: Rude Ramsay and the Roaring Radishes (2003).