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Atwood named member of American arts academy

Atwood named member of American arts academy

May 8, 2015
National

"NEW YORK -- One of the world's most celebrated writers, Canada's Margaret Atwood, has been named a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

The academy also told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Robert Gottlieb, one of the world's most celebrated book editors, has been awarded a Distinguished Service to the Arts prize.

Atwood, 75, is best known for her dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale, and for such fiction as Cat's Eye and The Robber Bride.

Other new foreign inductees include Italian author Roberto Calasso, British composer Peter Maxwell Davies, Canadian composer Raymond Murray Schafer and Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima.."

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