Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Margaret Atwood Receives Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Margaret Atwood Receives Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship

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Margaret Atwood wins citizenship prize

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TORONTO - Margaret Atwood is adding another accolade to her collection as the 2018 laureate of the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship.

The annual prize, named for former governor general Adrienne Clarkson, is awarded annually to an individual who has demonstrated commitment to the principles of inclusion and belonging.

In a statement, Clarkson lauded Atwood's luminous literary career and social activism at the local, national and international levels.

The prize will be presented in Toronto on Sept. 26.

In addition to the dozens of honours her works have received, Atwood won the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the Franz Kafka Prize, and PEN Center USA's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017. …

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