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  • Margaret Atwood

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    Margaret Eleanor Atwood (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, inventor, teacher and environmental activist. She has published seventeen books of poetry, sixteen novels, ten books of non-fiction, eight collections of short fiction, eight children's books, and one graphic novel, as well as a number of small press editions in poetry and fiction. Atwood and her writing have won numerous awards and honors including the Man Booker Prize, Arthur C. Clarke Award, Governor General's Award, Franz Kafka Prize, and the National Book Critics and PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Awards. Atwood is also the inventor and developer of the LongPen and associated technologies that facilitate the remote robotic writing of documents. As a novelist and poet, Atwood's works encompass a variety of themes including the power of language, gender and identity, religion and myth, climate change, and "power politics." Many of her poems are inspired by myths and fairy tales which interested her from a very early age. Among her contributions to Canadian literature, Atwood is a founder of the Griffin Poetry Prize and Writers' Trust of Canada.

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  • Murder of Vicki Lynne Hoskinson

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    Vicki Lynne Hoskinson (February 2, 1976 - September 17, 1984) was an 8-year-old American girl who disappeared while riding her bike to mail a birthday card to her aunt on what were believed to be safe streets in Flowing Wells, Arizona. Her abductor, Frank Jarvis Atwood, was traced through witness testimony and physical evidence allegedly planted on his car. Seven months later, Vicki's remains were found in a desert area away and Atwood was found guilty of first degree murder. He has been on death row in Arizona since 1987.

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