Margaret Atwood (honorary juror)
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Margaret Atwood is the author of more than 50 books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. Her novels include The Blind Assassin, winner of the Booker Prize, and Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and Premio Mondello in Italy. Other works include The Robber Bride, Cat’s Eye, and The Handmaid’s Tale, which is now a TV series with MGM and Hulu. Atwood is a winner of several high-profile awards, including the Arthur C. Clarke Award and Prince of Asturias Award for Literature. She is also a recipient of the Governor General’s Award and inductee into Canada’s Walk of Fame. Less known is that Atwood is the inventor and developer of the LongPen and associated technologies that facilitate signing documents remotely. She is co-founder of Syngrafii, which has developed into a leading and highly compliant digital Signature Platform with the launch of Syngrafii sPaper.