CANADIAN LITERATURE ICON RECEIVES RARE HONOUR FROM QUEEN ELIZABETH

Oct 25, 2019

By Bob Komsic

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A rare royal honour has been presented to the queen of Canadian literature.

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Margaret Atwood has been named a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour by Queen Elizabeth at a ceremony at Windsor Castle.
The 79-year-old author of ”The Handmaid’s Tale” and its recently released sequel ”The Testaments” says she was ”a bit emotional” in the presence of the 93-year-old royal monarch.
”When you see the Queen at her age and her schedule that she puts out, it’s an inspiration to everybody, you just keep going,” said Atwood.
In another rare royal moment earlier this month, Atwood won the Booker Prize, sharing it with British author Bernardine Evaristo, who won for ”Girl, Woman, Other.”
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