The literature of Canadian author Margaret Atwood, among others, well-known The Handmaid’s Tale, on a British royal honour for a part in some cases. The 79-year-old Atwood, at a ceremony at Windsor Castle by queen Elizabeth, was appointed as a member of a British order of knighthood.

The Order of The Companions of Honour, as did the British and the west to call it, is seen as a reward for merit on the field of art, literature, and music. In addition to Atwood, are, among others, the actress Maggie Smith, the former British prime minister John Major, and the Canadian historian, Margaret MacMillan, a member of the society.

“I got a little emotional,” said Atwood, and after the ceremony. “You’re standing with your nose on top of a lot of history to it, and I’m old enough to give me a lot of history to remember.” The writer has been impressed by the presence of the Queen. “In short, they were great during the war, and… well, If you look at the queen, at her age, schedule, applies, that has been an inspiration to everyone.”

Atwood has received numerous awards for her work, which is made up of more than forty fiction books, essays, and poetry. Earlier this month, and won the author the prestigious Booker Prize with The Testament. This book is a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, 1985. Moreover, informed Atwood that price by the writer Bernardine Evaristo.