In celebration of the publication of The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor.
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.
Filmed from a 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 handmaid story, 34 years later.
Margaret Atwood says: “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, including actresses Lily James (All About Eve, Yesterday), Sally Hawkins (A Boy Called Christmas, Eternal Beauty) and Ann Dowd (The Leftovers, Rebecca), this will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humour and intellect.
The Testaments will be published by Vintage on Tue 10 Sep.