The author of The Handmaid's Tale is coming to New Zealand

goss 21/11/2019

The author of 'The Handmaid's Tale', Margaret Atwood, is coming to New Zealand this summer for a speaking tour.

Whether you read the book at school or became a fan after the release of the tv series based off the book, we can all agree that the story of 'The Handmaid's Tale' is an absolute classic. And now you have the opportunity to meet the author herself. 

Margaret turned 80 this week, but that hasn't stopped her from releasing a new book. She's visiting NZ to promote her new book 'The Testaments', which continues handmaid Offred's story but 15 years later, after the conclusion of the original story. 

The author's three stop tour of NZ will make stops in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. It kicks off in Wellington on February 10, 2020 at the Michael Fowler Centre, before she heads to Auckland on February 11, and concluding in Christchurch on February 12. 

Fans can expect to hear direct from the author about her award-winning career as a writer, and Atwood will share why she decided to return to Gilead with The Handmaid's Tale sequel 34 years later.

"I am so happy to be returning to New Zealand, where I have spent so much time in the past, and where readers have always been so warm and welcoming," she says.

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