After 30 years as a part of Canadian culture, Margaret Atwood is being honored with a new stamp to celebrate her groundbreaking literary career.
Atwood, the author of the 1985 novel “The Handmaid’s Tale,” will grace the new stamp, but her stamp will be the only one in Canada.
Atwood has been a part of Canadian culture for more than 30 years.
Canada Post’s stamp artist, Natasha Beaton, is well known for her work in cartoons and illustrations.
Atwood has been in the media for her creative statements and her political views.
While Atwood doesn’t write every day, she’s worked on a number of projects over the years.
Two of her novels, “The Hockey Sweater” and “Allegory of Love,” were adapted into a series of movies.
Atwood wrote another popular novel, “B.C.A.F.S.”, for a series on the CBC.
In 2018, Atwood was named a Companion of the Order of Canada.
“Margaret Atwood is a writer who simply refuses to be categorized or categorized,” Canada Post’s Chief of Marketing Valerie Monette said in a statement. “Her works reflect upon and comment upon complex issues, drawing readers in with their detailed characters and vivid and often satirical descriptions.”
The first stamper of the Margaret Atwood stamp arrives in the mail today. Tune in to CTV Sunday at 7 p.m. for the first airing of the @MargaretAtwood stamp. Canada Post plans to release over 600 new @CanadaPost stamps this year. pic.twitter.com/ay7JjU5GW8 — I See Canadian (@IAm_CTV) February 3, 2019
The unveiling of the stamp took place in Toronto, Ontario’s Exhibition Place on Jan. 31 and Canadians across the country are celebrating the stamp release on social media.