Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood, 1977

Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, inventor, teacher, and environmental activist Margaret Atwood turned 80 this week. Since 1961, she has published 17 books of poetry, 16 novels, 10 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 was photographed by Karsh in 1977 for his book Karsh Canadians (1978, University of Toronto Press) but she was also photographed in 1985 as “One of group of writers photographed together for Apple Canada, Inc. Including Charles Templeton, Ben Wicks, Harold Towne, Veronica Tennant, Margaret Atwood.”