Margaret Avison

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Birthday
23, 1918
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Jul 31, 2007 (89)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
23, 1918
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Jul 31, 2007 (89)

About

Canadian poet known for collections such as Winter Sun, The Dumbfounding, and No Time. She received both the Governor General's Award and the Griffin Poetry Prize.

Before Fame

She suffered from a teenage bout of anorexia that had resolved itself by the time she began her studies at the University of Toronto's Victoria College.

Trivia

Her many odd jobs -- including social worker and librarian -- helped her to support herself as a writer.

Family Life

The daughter of a Methodist minister, she re-converted to Christianity in 1963 after years of agnosticism.

Associated With

She and fellow Canadian author Alice Munro both received the prestigious Governor General's Award on more than one occasion.

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