The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.

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Profession(s)Author | Booker Prize Winner | Environmental Activist | Inventor | Literary Critic | Novelist | Poet | 

Born: November 18, 1939

Margaret Eleanor Atwood is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, inventor, and environmental activist. She is a winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, Prince of Asturias Award for Literature and the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. She has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, winning once, and has been a finalist for the Governor General’s Award several times, winning twice. (Source + full bio: