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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

10-17

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
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Aberystwyth
SY23 3DE
United Kingdom
Phone: 01970 611222

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
"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
"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

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