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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
"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
"The Testaments contains much wit and brilliance, but its final shaping reduces it to something restorative but strangely bland"
The Daily Telegraph
"The Testaments is fun to read in a way that The Handmaid’s Tale is not, fun in the same way that the TV series, for all its grim lighting and performances, is crowd-pleasing."
Slate
"the novel eventually delivers powerful drama that strips away the gray of moral relativism and lets its heroes shine through"
A.V. Club
"Atwood has given us a blockbuster of propulsive, almost breathless narrative, stacked with twists and turns worthy of a Gothic novel"
The Daily Telegraph
"From her three testaments, Atwood has conjured a compelling sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale that is tautly plotted in spare, economical prose"
The Spectator
"as a reading experience it’s also surprisingly fun, with its plucky young heroines and juicy (if predictable) plot twists"
The Independent
"as a political document, offering reassurance and solace, it delivers superbly"
Literary Review

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