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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Author Margaret Atwood Is Touring Australia In February 2020

Critically acclaimed author Margaret Atwood has announced a series of In Conversation events in Australia for February 2020.

The dates come after the release of Atwood’s latest book The Testaments back in September, the sequel to her much-lauded dystopian fiction novel The Handmaid’s Tale.

Having created a cultural phenomenon and symbol of women’s rights with The Handmaid’s Tale and its Emmy Award-winning television adaptation, Atwood will speak on why she returned to the world of Gilead 34 years after the original book was published in 1985. She’ll also discuss her other works over her impressive career, having authored more than 50 books of fiction, poetry and critical essays throughout her life.

The Testaments picks up 15 years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale, and won this year’s Booker Prize for Fiction.

“I am so happy to be returning to Australia, where I have spent much time in the past, and where readers have always been so warm and welcoming, commented Atwood of her upcoming visit.

See tour dates below. Tickets go on sale Friday, 29th November, with a pre-sale commencing next Monday, 25th November – head here for the details.

In Conversation with Margaret Atwood Australia 2020

Sunday, 16th February

Darling Harbour Theatre, Sydney

Tickets: Margaret Atwood Live

Monday, 17th February

Darling Harbour Theatre, Sydney

Tickets: Margaret Atwood Live

Wednesday, 19th February

Canberra Theatre, Canberra

Tickets: Margaret Atwood Live

Saturday, 22nd February

QPAC, Brisbane

Tickets: Margaret Atwood Live

Sunday, 23rd February

Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Tickets: Margaret Atwood Live

Monday, 24th February

Wrestpoint, Hobart

Tickets: Margaret Atwood Live

Sunday, 1st March

Riverside Theatre, Perth

Tickets: Margaret Atwood Live

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