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Her writing covers a huge range of disciplines, including novels, poems, screen plays, radio plays, children's books, reviews and short stories.

Canadian writer Margaret Atwood says she enjoys them all and never felt she had to focus on one.

She is best known for her novels and has received many honours for her fictional stories, including the Booker prize in 2000 and the Arthur C Clarke award for literature in 1987.

She started writing comics and poetry at the age of six, while accompanying her father in the woods of Northern Quebec where he studied insects.

She wrote her first novel at the age of seven and knew that she wanted to write professionally by the time that she was 16 years old.

In this week's One on One, Margaret Atwood discusses the diversity of her work and her role as a feminist and social campaigner.

She talks to Riz about her life as a writer and why she feels it is important to speak out about issues that concern her such as human rights and the environment.

This episode of One on One airs from Saturday, March 13, 2010 at the following times GMT: Saturday: 0300, 1630; Sunday: 0430, 2330; Monday: 0300, 1230.

Source: Al Jazeera