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The Handmaid’s Tale writer Margaret Atwood to get literary lifetime achievement award

The acclaimed writer of The Handmaid’s tale, Margaret Atwood will receive the lifetime achievement award from PEN Center USA.

books Updated: Jun 18, 2017 08:27 IST
PEN Center USA announced that Atwood will be recognized at an October 27 ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
PEN Center USA announced that Atwood will be recognized at an October 27 ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (AP)

Margaret Atwood is receiving a lifetime achievement award from one of the world’s oldest literary organizations.

PEN Center USA announced Wednesday that Atwood will accept the honour at the group’s annual Literary Awards Festival in October.

Atwood has written more than 40 books of fiction, poetry and essays. The television adaptation of her novel The Handmaid’s Tale premiered on Hulu earlier this year and has been renewed for a second season that will be released in 2018.

PEN Center USA says the 77-year-old author will be recognized at an Oct. 27 ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Actor and writer Nick Offerman is scheduled to host the evening.

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