Watch Margaret Atwood discuss the handmaids in a cinema near you

Blessed be the fruit, Margaret Atwood’s follow up to 1985 book, The Handmaid’s Tale, is finally here. The Testaments is set 15 years after Offred steps into the unknown. Three female narrators from Gilead will share their story. 

The Testaments is out on Tuesday, 10 September, and to mark the launch, Margaret Atwwod will be interviewed live in London. The interview will be broadcast in cinemas including The Lighthouse, Vue and Pavillion Theatre in Dublin, Palas and Eye cinemas in Galway, Odeon cinemas in Stillorgan in Dublin, Waterford, Limerick to name a few. Find a showing near you here.

Upon the announcement of the book, Atwood wrote, “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.”

In this interview with broadcaster Samira Ahmed, she will discuss her remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and the reasons why she returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later. 

With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests, this will be a brilliant evening for fans of the author and the series.