Live Cinema Broadcast of the launch of The Testaments

Join our reading group at the award-winning Aberystwyth Arts Centre to watch the launch of 'The Testaments' live from London's National Theatre.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth

Tuesday 10th September, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

  • In Conversation
  • Screening/Exhibition


About the Event

‘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.’ - Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed and joined by special guests reading from her new book.

Venue Information

Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Penglais Campus
SY23 3DE
United Kingdom
Phone: 01970 611222

About the Book

The Testaments
The Testaments

Margaret Atwood

Publisher:Vintage Publishing

Publication date:10 Sep 2019


3.93 out of 5
24 reviews
"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"
"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