Margaret Atwood

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    From The Handmaid's Tale to The Blind Assassin, discover Margaret Atwood’s unmissable books

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    Why no one can read Margaret Atwood’s secret book for 100 years

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    Margaret Atwood talks forgiveness, climate change and her fears for the human race

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10 female writers who reinvented our bookshelves

From grip-lit and feminist manifestos to dystopia and Insta-poetry...

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The books we fell in (and sometimes out of) love with in 2009

The novels we couldn't stop talking about.

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Every time a The Handmaid’s Tale themed event went horribly wrong

Someone had a The Handmaid’s Tale themed wedding, and it’s not OK.

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Margaret Atwood has confirmed that her beloved partner Graeme Gibson, a fellow writer and bird watcher (both are members of the Rare Bird Club), has lost his battle with dementia.
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Margaret Atwood’s emotional tribute to Graeme Gibson finds beauty in his sudden death

Celebrated author Graeme Gibson, who was Margaret Atwood's partner for four decades, sadly passed away on 18 September.

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Margaret Atwood: The Testaments is finally here, and a third book might be on its way

Praise be!

The Testaments exclusive: Aunt Lydia takes centre-stage in Handmaid’s Tale sequel – and Ann Dowd couldn’t be happier
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The Testaments: Why this familiar villain leads The Handmaid’s Tale sequel

Ann Dowd – who narrates Aunt Lydia’s chapters in The Testaments audiobook – reveals what we all really want to know about her character.

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Kayleigh Dray
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A TV series of Margaret Atwood’s new sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale is already in the works

The Testaments will pick up 15 years after Offred's final scene.

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The 2019 Booker Prize shortlist has been announced and over half the nominees are women

Margaret Atwood and Elif Shafak are among the shortlisted authors.

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September's best new books
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From poetry to feminism via memoir, thrillers and great reads, September’s books are incredible

Some of 2019’s biggest book releases are about to arrive on your reading list.

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Here’s how to get tickets for Margaret Atwood’s sold-out book launch

No-one’s more excited than us.

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The Handmaid’s Tale costume designer has revealed the secret meanings hidden in her work

Symbolism is everything on this show

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Elisabeth Moss has a message for unhappy Handmaid’s Tale viewers

Do you think Handmaid’s Tale is “too hard to watch”? Elisabeth Moss has a message for you.

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Abortion bans: how Margaret Atwood predicted America’s future in The Handmaid’s Tale

The parallels between Atwood's Gilead and Trump's United States are disturbing.

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The Handmaid’s Tale recap: the real reason we respond so strongly to Aunt Lydia

Hero or villain? This is why Ann Dowd’s character continues to divide us all…

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Kayleigh Dray
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THE HANDMAID'S TALE -- "The Word" -- Episode 213 -- Serena and the other Wives strive to make change. Emily learns more about her new Commander. Offred faces a difficult decision. Offred (Elisabeth Moss) and Ofglen (Alexis Bledel), shown. (Photo by: George Kraychyk/Hulu)
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The Handmaid’s Tale recap: the heart-breaking truth about Emily and baby Nicole

Think Alexis Bledel’s character is going to get a happy ever after? Think again, says Stylist’s Kayleigh Dray.

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16 powerful dystopian novels that every woman should read

Essential literature for uncertain times…

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Margaret Atwood’s The Edible Woman is getting The Handmaid’s Tale treatment
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Margaret Atwood’s The Edible Woman is getting The Handmaid’s Tale treatment

The author’s debut novel is being adapted for television – and it already sounds amazing!

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Yvonne Strahovski’s Serena Joy in The Handmaid's Tale season 3
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Why they made this big change to Serena Joy in The Handmaid’s Tale

And what it really means for season three

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Handmaid’s Tale fans, here’s what really happens to Ofglen in the book

Alexis Bledel’s character will return in the third series – but what will she do with baby Nicole? And will she help lead the resistance against Gilead?

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Samira Wiley teases what’s next for Moira in The Handmaid’s Tale

“Some of the most extraordinary things happen under trauma, to human beings in general, but specifically to women in this show,” says Wiley.

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