In association with Waterstones, the ‘book and stream’ package includes a unique ticket for the live stream, and a copy ofThe Testaments, worth £8.99, deliverable to any UK address. The standard ‘live stream' package consists of a unique ticket for the live stream only.
The event will initially be broadcast on 5 September at 18:30 UK time and will be available 72 hours after the initial broadcast. It can be accessed Worldwide.
In celebration of the paperback publication ofThe Testaments,Margaret Atwood’sriveting sequel to her dystopian masterpieceThe Handmaid’s Tale, FANE presents an exclusive live streamed evening of Atwood in conversation.
The publication of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985, and the recent Emmy award-winning television series of the same name, created a cultural phenomenon as ‘handmaids’ became a symbol of women’s rights in protests against misogyny and oppression across the world.
Joint winner of the 2019 Booker Prize,The Testamentspicks up more than fifteen years after the events ofThe Handmaid’s Taleand brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion. The theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, two girls with radically different experiences of the regime come face to face with the legendary, ruthless Aunt Lydia. But how far will each go for what she believes?
Don’t miss this intimate event, as Atwood reflects on her remarkable career, spotlighting her signature insight, humour and intellect. She’ll discuss her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal story, 35 years later.