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Adrienne Clarkson: Prize and Clarkson

adrienne clarkson: In a statement, Clarkson lauded Atwood's luminous literary career and social activism at the local, national and international levels, according to CTV. The prize will be presented in Toronto on Sept. 26. 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 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. She is a dynamic force in the world today, Clarkson said in a statement Wednesday announcing Atwood as the winner. A stalwart of Canada's literary scene, the 78-year-old has penned more than 50 books, two of which were recently revived for the small screen with serialized adaptations of The Handmaid's Tale and Alias Grace. ( As reported in the news.