Celebrating The Testaments with Lisa Appignanesi, Sophie Mackintosh and Luiza Sauma
Tuesday 10th September 18:30 at London - Hampstead
"Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book... the other inspiration is the world we've been living in."—Margaret Atwood
Undoubtedly the most highly-anticipated novel of 2019, The Testaments is the sequel to Margaret Atwood’s seminal 1985 masterpiece, The Handmaid’s Tale. Picking up fifteen years after its predecessor’s tantalisingly open-ended conclusion, The Testaments promises a new window into Atwood’s dystopian world, as seen through the eyes of three women of Gilead.
On this landmark publication day, join authors Sara Collins (The Confessions of Frannie Langton), Sophie Mackintosh (The Water Cure) and Luiza Sauma (Everything You Ever Wanted), chaired by novelist and cultural commentator Lisa Appignanesi, as they discuss Margaret Atwood’s writing, legacy, the impact of her writing on their work, and the importance of this new novel written in turbulent times. They will each discuss their favourite piece of Atwood’s work, and explore how this legendary writer paved the way for women writers of dystopian and speculative fiction.
We encourage audience members to bring questions and bring their own favourite Margaret Atwood novels, to create a discussion around her varied and impactful work.
Tickets priced £5, or £20 including a copy of The Testaments. Book early to avoid disappointment
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