Virtual Event: Margaret Atwood

presenting

The Testaments:
A Novel

in conversation with CARMEN MARIA MACHADO

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Date

Sep
3
Thursday
September 3, 2020
4:59 PM

Location

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Tickets

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Harvard Book Store is thrilled to welcome beloved, award–winning author MARGARET ATWOOD for the paperback release of her Booker Prize–winning follow-up to The Handmaid's Tale, The Testaments: A Novel. She will be joined in conversation by CARMEN MARIA MACHADO, author of the widely acclaimed Her Body and Other Parties and In the Dream House: A Memoir.

Ticketing

All tickets include a paperback copy of The Testaments, signed by the author. 

About The Testaments

More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, 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, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results.

Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third: Aunt Lydia. Her complex past and uncertain future unfold in surprising and pivotal ways.

With The Testaments, Margaret Atwood opens up the innermost workings of Gilead, as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes.

Praise for The Testaments

“A fast, immersive narrative that’s as propulsive as it is melodramatic.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

“Margaret Atwood’s powers are on full display . . . Everyone should read The Testaments.” —Los Angeles Times

“The women of Gilead are more fascinating than ever.” —NPR

Carmen Maria Machado
Carmen Maria Machado

Carmen Maria Machado

Carmen Maria Machado is the author of In the Dream House and Her Body and Other Parties, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize. She lives in Philadelphia with her wife.

Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood, whose work has been published in more than forty-five countries, is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry, critical essays, and graphic novels. In addition to The Handmaid’s Tale, now an award-winning TV series, her novels include Cat’s Eye, short-listed for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; Oryx and Crake, short-listed for the 2003 Man Booker Prize; The Year of the Flood; MaddAddam; and Hag-Seed. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the Franz Kafka Prize, the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Los Angeles Times Innovator’s Award. In 2019, she was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour for services to literature.

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