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Margaret Atwood to represent Canada at Handover Ceremony at the Frankfurt Book Fair today

Oct 20, 2019 in Event Updates.


We’re pleased to announce that Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, inventor, teacher, and environmental activist, Margaret Atwood will be the Canadian Representative at the FBM 2019 Handover Ceremony today, Sunday, October 20th at 3:30 PM. 

Since 1961, Atwood has published seventeen books of poetry, sixteen novels, ten books of non-fiction, eight collections of short fiction, eight children’s books, and one graphic novel, as well as a number of small press editions in poetry and fiction. Atwood and her writing have won numerous awards and honors, she most recently made the Shortlist for the 2019 Booker Prize and the Longlist for the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize. 

The Handover Ceremony is where the current Guest of Honour (GoH) country (Norway – GoH FBM 2019) hands over the specially designed ‘Guest Scroll’ to the upcoming year’s Guest of Honour country (Canada – GoH FBM 2020).  

Photo: Liam Sharp