Atwood's sequel to hit stands on September 10
Set more than 15 years after The Handmaid's Tale, Atwood's Booker prize-shortlisted sequel 'The Testaments' revisits her dystopian republic Gilead. The book is set to release on September 10.
"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," Atwood said.
In this electrifying sequel to 'The Handmaid's Tale', Margaret Atwood answers the questions that have tantalised readers for decades.
When the van door slammed on Offred's future at the end of 'The Handmaid's Tale', readers had no way of telling what lay ahead. With 'The Testaments', the wait is over.
Margaret Atwood is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. Her novels include 'Cat's Eye', 'The Robber Bride', 'Alias Grace', 'The Blind Assassin' and the 'Madd Addam' trilogy.
Atwood has won numerous awards including the Booker Prize, the Arthur CC Larke Award for Imagination in Service to Society, the Franz Kafka Prize, the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade and the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2019 she was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour for services to literature. She has also worked as a cartoonist, illustrator, librettist, playwright and puppeteer. She lives in Toronto, Canada.