Margaret Atwood is the internationally renowned author of such novels as the Penelopiad, Oryx and Crake, Alias Grace, and The Edible Woman. She is a novelist and a poet, and has also authored short story collections, critical studies, screenplays, radio scripts and books for children. Her works have been translated into over 30 languages. She received a Governor General's Award for Poetry for her first published work, The Circle Game. The Blind Assassin, Atwood's tenth novel, received the 2000 Booker Prize, the 2001 Canadian Booksellers Association People's Choice Libris Award, and it was shortlisted for the 2002 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award as well as the 2001 International Orange Prize.