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In Conversation with Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood will be live at the New Theatre, Oxford, to discuss 'The Testaments', her eagerly awaited sequel to 'The Handmaid's Tale'. 

New Theatre, Oxford

Wednesday 30th October, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

  • In Conversation
  • Questions & Answers
  • Talk

21-38

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

New Theatre
24-26 George St
Oxford
OX1 2AE
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

3.96 out of 5
24 reviews
"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
"for my money, the single most exciting publishing event of the year"
The Bookseller
"Where the first book traded so pithily and memorably in obfuscation, despair and darkness, the sequel sees the lamps slowly lit... There is no doubt that Atwood is on top form here. But still it feels as if something crucial is missing"
The Observer
"Atwood’s sheer assurance as a storyteller makes for a fast, immersive narrative that’s as propulsive as it is melodramatic"
The New York Times
"Aunt Lydia’s story is a highlight of the long-awaited Handmaid’s Tale sequel"
Irish Times
"Atwood’s task in returning to the world of her best-known work was a big one, but the result is a success that more than justifies her Booker prize shortlisting"
The Guardian
"The long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale is more gruesome yet strangely less scary"
Evening Standard
"It’s fun to read. It’s beautifully written. But it feels less honest than The Handmaid’s Tale did"
Vox

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