Margaret Atwood’s work has arguably never been more relevant than it is today. Readers are turning to it as they face the rise of authoritarian politics, rapidly evolving technologies and the slow-motion disaster of climate change. Nearly two million people follow Atwood’s early-morning tweets. The success of the television adaptation of her novel The Handmaid’s Tale has made Atwood even more of a household name. Yet few know the private Margaret Atwood. Who is the woman behind these stories? How does she always seem to know what’s to come? Atwood’s major works are also explored and threaded throughout the film, revealing the personal and societal factors that have informed her writing.