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In Conversation with Margaret Atwood

In Conversation with Margaret Atwood

On September 10th, the wait will be over. The TestamentsMargaret Atwood’s hugely anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, will be revealed.

Fane presents an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor to celebrate this momentous publication. The appearance of 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, standing against misogyny and oppression. Interviewed live on stage the conversation will span the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works and why she has returned to her seminal 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.’

Join us for an unmissable and intimate evening with Atwood and her signature insight, humour and mind.

The launch event at the National Theatre will also be filmed and broadcast to over 1,000 cinemas across the UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and more. For more information and to find a venue near you, visit

Women’s rights, female empowerment and resistance are at the core of Atwood’s story and the events are presented in partnership with Equality Now.

Margaret will be joined by the following interviewers at each date:

26th October: Sage Gateshead - Erica Wagner

27th October: Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford - Elif Shafak

28th October: Birmingham Symphony Hall - Irenosen Okojie

30th October: Oxford New Theatre - Viv Groskop

31st October: Brighton Dome - Lisa Allardice

2nd November: Dublin National Concert Hall - Una Mullally


Sage Gateshead

Birmingham Symphony Hall

New Theatre, Oxford

Brighton Dome

National Concert Hall, Dublin