Proclaimed author of The Handmaid’s Tale and over 50 other works, Margaret Atwood will make her way to Australia this weekend to celebrate the publication of The Testaments, a Booker Prize winning sequel to her 1985 novel that has become an Emmy Award-winning television show. In the sequel, Atwood begins answering the questions of readers that have been holding their breaths for decades, waiting to know Offred’s future at the end of The Handmaid’s Tale. Atwood’s novel and the modern television series based on her work have created a cultural phenomenon exploring women’s rights, misogyny and oppression.
Atwood will visit the Sydney Darling Harbour Theatre to celebrate and share with readers her newest work The Testaments as part of her Australian tour, In Conversation With Margaret Atwood. Published last year, the book release for The Handmaid’s Tale sequel topped the charts in all English-speaking territories and became one of the biggest releases of the century. Australian readers now have the opportunity to experience an intimate and stunning encounter with Atwood herself during her upcoming tour.
“”I am so happy to be returning to Australia, where I have spent much time in the past, and where readers have always been so warm and welcoming,” said Atwood. “I am truly delighted.”
The evening will also feature Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works and why she has returned to the fictional world of Gilead 34 years later. Sure to be an enlightening and intimate evening, In Conversation With Margaret Atwood is the perfect opportunity for Australian readers to spend an evening with the award-winning author.
Feb 16-17. Sydney Darling Harbour Theatre, ICC Sydney, 14 Darling Drive, Sydney. From $70.30+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.margaretatwoodlive.com.au
By Madison Behringer