Cardiff BookTalk‘s December event is on Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments. Winner of this year’s Booker Prize and heralded as ‘the literary event of the year’ by The Guardian, this work of speculative fiction is the long-awaited sequel to Atwood’s dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid’s Tale (1985). … Continue reading Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments
Ahead of Cardiff BookTalk’s Margaret Atwood event on 10 December, here are a couple of questions and discussion points you may want to consider in order to make the most of the event and the subject of Margaret Atwood and her thrilling, Booker-winning sequel to … Continue reading Guest Blogger Megan Thomas discusses Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments
Ahead of Cardiff Book Talk’s discussion of The Testaments, with Teresa Baron, Emma Sullivan-Bissett and Diana Wallace, here’s Margaret Atwood talking to the Guardian last September, on Brexit, heroism and television adaptations. “You are in chaos,” Margaret Atwood decrees calmly over tea. “It’s Cavaliers versus … Continue reading ‘Pray that you will never have the occasion to be a hero.’
‘…I don’t want to be too specific, because you’re just dictating to the reader, and I would rather let them do their own thinking. That’s why when people say, what happened to Offred, I say, your choice. History is full of people who disappear and … Continue reading Margaret Atwood interviewed – The Testaments
From the archives, Margaret Atwood, interviewed in 1986 at the Florida Junior College Women’s Center. She talks about the contemporary context of The Handmaid’s Tale and why she thinks it became a bestseller. Her discussion of eighties’ politics is incredibly sharp, and from our point … Continue reading ‘It’s encouraging and discouraging…’
At Waterstones Picadilly, minutes before midnight, Margaret Atwood reads from the opening chapter of The Testaments.
Catch up with Toni Morrison before Cardiff BookTalk meets this Tuesday. In this 1993 interview with the Paris Review she discusses writing, race, her work as an editor and what Faulkner got right and Hemingway got wrong. ‘Recently I was talking to a writer who … Continue reading The long read – Toni Morrison interviewed by the Paris Review