About the Event
BLESSED BE THE FRUIT.
Margaret Atwood unveils The Testaments, her follow up to the bestselling 1985 book and smash hit show, The Handmaids Tale, in a live filmed-for-cinema event.
From the author herself: “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.”
Joining us for this very special cinema event is South Australian author Dr. Susan Mitchell who is well known for her ground-breaking, best-selling book Tall Poppies. Dr.Mitchell will be introducing the film and following the screening will host a Q&A discussion about all things Gilead.
You won't want to miss this one. Under his eye.
About the film
The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive cinema broadcast filmed live, 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. 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.’
With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests, this will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humour and intellect.
The Testaments will be published by Vintage and Penguin on 10 September.
Dates & Tickets
Date: Sunday 22 September
Time: Arrivals & Introduction - 12.45pm
Film screening at 1pm
Followed by Q&A Discussion with Dr. Susan Mitchell