Picture Of Margaret Atwood

Picture Of Margaret Atwood

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Margaret Atwood at Eden Mills Writers' Festival 2006, Blackwattle Bay

10 September 2006

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Margaret Atwood

This award winning author from Canada is known today mostly for her work in the field of feminism. Her most famous dystopian novel is without a doubt 1985’s “The Handmaid's Tale”, in which she vividly described the life of woman in the futuristic totalitarian society.

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H.G. Wells

According to many historians, works published by Wells and his contemporary Jules Verne today represent starting point of the modern age of science fiction. As a dystopian writer, Wells influenced future generations of writer by his innovative novels “The Time Machine”, “When The Sleeper Wakes” and others.

Ayn Rand

Although critical acclaim of her works came after her death, two of her dystopian novels “The Fountainhead” and “Atlas Shrugged” published in the mid-20th century received much fame during the recent years. During her life, she became the proposer of her philosophy of Objectivism, in which he advocated that reason must take precedence over faith and religion.

George Orwell

This celebrated English author will forever be remembered for his long successful career, and most notably for his two dystopian political satires “Nineteen Eighty-Four” and “Animal Farm”. These two important pieces of literature masterfully explore the concepts of government control, censorship, class distinctions and humanity.