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Alumna Margaret Atwood shares Booker Prize for her sequel to The Handmaid's Tale

October 15, 2019

Acclaimed author Margaret Atwood, a University of Toronto alumna, has won the 2019 Booker Prize for her dystopian thriller The Testaments, her follow-up to The Handmaid’s Tale.

Atwood, 79, shared the prize with British author Bernardine Evaristo, who was honoured for her book of Black women’s stories Girl, Woman, Other.

A graduate of Victoria College, Atwood said she planned to donate her share of the prize money to a scholarship for Indigenous students in environmental studies, the CBC reported. She previously won the Booker Prize in 2000 for The Blind Assassin.

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