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Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas

Tue 10 Sep 2019


On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait is over.... Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale is revealed.

Enjoy an evening with Margaret Atwood - novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor - to mark the launch of The Testaments. The publication of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon, as handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and a protest against misogyny and oppression. Live from the London stage, Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaidstory, 34 years later. She will also be joined by Lily James (NT Live: All About Eve).

Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in.

With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests, this will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humour and intellect. The Testaments will be published worldwide on 10 September.