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Oct

In Conversation with Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood will be live at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham, to discuss 'The Testaments', her eagerly awaited sequel to 'The Handmaid's Tale'. 

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Monday 28th October, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

  • In Conversation
  • Questions & Answers
  • Talk

20-38

About the Event

Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor to celebrate this momentous publication. The appearance of 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, standing against misogyny and oppression. 

Interviewed live on stage the conversation will span the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works and why she has returned to her seminal story, 34 years later.

‘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.’

Join us for an unmissable and intimate evening with Atwood and her signature insight, humour and mind.

Women’s rights, female empowerment and resistance are at the core of Atwood’s story and the events are presented in partnership with Equality Now.

Venue Information

Symphony Hall
Broad Street
Birmingham
B1 2EA
United Kingdom
Phone: 0121 780 3333

About the Book

The Testaments
The Testaments

Margaret Atwood

Publisher:Vintage Publishing

Publication date:10 Sep 2019

ISBN:9781784742324

3.93 out of 5
24 reviews
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inews.co.uk
"the novel is one long caper"
London Review of Books
"This sequel to the Handmaid’s Tale is a rattling yarn even though it does not live up to the original"
The Times
"Atwood’s prose is as powerful as ever, tense and spare. She invests certain phrases with ironic fury"
BBC Online
"The Testaments is Atwood at her best, in its mixture of generosity, insight and control"
The Guardian
"Atwood is undoubtedly clever, and knows how to turn a sentence and keep the reader sprightly over the plot"
The Scotsman
"The sequel is able to buoy you as a reader in a way The Handmaid’s Tale had no interest in doing, but sit with it and it’s still slippery and at times satisfyingly unsatisfying"
Wired
"it races along like a spy thriller written by Charles Dickens, rich in suspense, coincidence and messy humanity."
The Daily Telegraph
"The Handmaid’s Tale sequel has many surprises"
The Sunday Times
"The Handmaid’s Tale sequel answers many questions about Gilead — but it falls short of Atwood’s best work"
Financial Times

PREORDER THE SEQUEL TO THE HANDMAID'S TALEThe third season of the AWARD-WINNING TV SERIES is now airing on Channel 4 starring Elisabeth Moss And so I step up, into the darkness within; The other inspiration is the world we've been living in.' Margaret Atwood'THE LITERARY EVENT OF THE YEAR' Guardian