Our friends at Seattle Arts & Lectures host this special livestream with Booker Prize-winning author - novelist, poet, essayist - Margaret Atwood. She will have a new book of poems later this November (Dearly, Ecco, November 10), but occasioning this evening is publication of last year’s heralded, Booker Prize-winning sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, The Testaments (Anchor).
“Margaret Atwood’s powers are on full display . . . Everyone should read The Testaments.” —Los Angeles Times.
“In The Testaments, Atwood’s compelling sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale — which takes place a decade and a half later — [central character]Offred makes only the briefest of appearances, speaking a scant three sentences. But she has attained almost mythic status in Gilead, where she’s been declared a terrorist and enemy of the state: … Atwood’s sheer assurance as a storyteller makes for a fast, immersive narrative that’s as propulsive as it is melodramatic.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times.
Even online, we imagine Margaret Atwood to be as engaging a presence as she has been in numerous memorable Seattle appearances over the years, a good number of them hosted by Elliottt Bay. A writer truly to reckon with - and celebrate.
Tickets include a paperback copy of The Testaments, which will be shipped by Elliott Bay Book Company.