_MaddAddam_ is a novel by Canadian writer Margaret Atwood, published on 29 August 2013. _Maddaddam_ concludes the dystopian trilogy which began with _Oryx and Crake_ (2003) and continued with _The Year of the Flood_ (2009). While the plot from these previous novels run along a parallel timeline, _Maddaddam_ is the continuation of both books. _Maddaddam_ is written from the perspective of Zeb and Toby, who were both introduced in The Year of the Flood.
Margaret Eleanor Atwood, (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist. She is a winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and Prince of Asturias Award for Literature, has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, winning once, and has been a finalist for the Governor General’s Award several times, winning twice. In 2001 she was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame. She is also a founder of the Writers’ Trust of Canada, a non-profit literary organization that seeks to encourage Canada’s writing community. Among innumerable contributions to Canadian literature, she was a founding trustee of the Griffin Poetry Prize.
Atwood is also the inventor, and developer, of the LongPen and associated technologies that facilitate the remote robotic writing of documents. She is the Chairman and CEO of Syngrafii Corp. (formerly Unotchit Inc.), a company that she founded in 2004 to develop, produce and distribute the LongPen technology. She holds various patents related to the LongPen technologies.
While she is best known for her work as a novelist, she has also published fifteen books of poetry. Many of her poems have been inspired by myths and fairy tales, which have been interests of hers from an early age. Atwood has published short stories in Tamarack Review, Alphabet, Harper’, CBC Anthology, Ms., Saturday Night, and many other magazines. She has also published four collections of stories and three collections of unclassifiable short prose works.