The Handmaid's Tale cliffhanger finale has left viewers wanting more but now Bundaberg audiences can witness the live launch of author Margaret Atwood's highly anticipated sequel The Testaments.
The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live broadcast at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor.
Local Handmaid's Tale fans will have the opportunity to be part of the experience as Margaret answers the questions that have enticed readers for more than three decades.
The publication of Margaret’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.
Filmed live from the stage of the National Theatre in London, Margaret will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Margaret’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.
About The Testaments
When the van door slammed on Offred’s future at the end of The Handmaid’s Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead.
With The Testaments, the wait is over.
Margaret Atwood’s sequel picks up the story fifteen years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.
“Dear Readers: Everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book,” Margaret said.
“Well, almost everything!
“The other inspiration is the world we’ve been living in.”
Margaret is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays.
Her novels include Cat’s Eye, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin and the MaddAddam Trilogy.
The telecast event will include exclusive readings from the new book by special guests and is sure to be an unmissable and intimate event with Margaret, spotlighting her signature insight, humour and intellect.
The Testaments will be published by Vintage and Penguin on 10 September.
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