Canada Post reveals a new stamp to commemorate an extraordinary Canadian author

Canada Post has unveiled its latest stamp to commemorate one of the country’s finest and best-known authors, the novelist and short story writer Margaret Atwood.

The Margaret Atwood stamp recognizes the literary wizard behind such acclaimed titles as “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Snow Crash,” “Oryx and Crake,” “The Consequences of Love” and “The Blind Assassin,” among others. The design was created by Inuit illustrator Rebecca Galen and carries the theme of “immersion.”

“The stamp captures the penetrating coldness of a cold northern winter but also conveys a beauty that subtly indicates the romantic belief that your imagination will take your outside and put a new face on the world — a facial expression that is also associated with that most romantic of all languages, and one of Atwood’s most dominant and compelling ones, English,” Atwood’s daughter, author Elle Atwood, said in a statement.

“The government of Canada supports art and is very proud of the great artists who contribute to the nation,” minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly said in a statement. “I am pleased to support the upcoming circulation of this beautiful stamp featuring the Canadian literary hero, Margaret Atwood.”

This is Canada Post’s 53rd stamp in a series entitled “Nine Life Lessons,” which includes writers such as Claire Messud, Donald Spoto, Iris Murdoch, Margaret Atwood, and Anna Wilson.

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