Eleanor Margaret Atwood (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist. She is a winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and Prince of Asturias Award for Literature, won the Booker Prize and won the Governor General’s Award twice.
In 2001 Margaret was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame. She is also a founder of the Writers’ Trust of Canada, a non-profit literary organization that seeks to encourage Canada’s writing community. Among innumerable contributions to Canadian literature, she was a founding trustee of the Griffin Poetry Prize.
Margaret Atwood is also the inventor, and developer, of the LongPen and associated technologies that facilitate the remote robotic writing of documents.