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Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas

On Tuesday 10 September, award-winning and bestselling author Margaret Atwood publishes worldwide her highly anticipated new novel The Testaments, a sequel to her most celebrated work, The Handmaid’s Tale.

The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor. The publication of Atwood’s 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 and a protest against misogyny and oppression.

"Handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and a protest against misogyny and oppression..." 

Live from the London stage, Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid 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."

This event includes exclusive readings from The Testaments by special guests Lily James, two-time Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water) and Ann Dowd, who plays Aunt Lydia in The Handmaid's Tale television series. This will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humour and intellect.