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29 November 2018 - Margaret Atwood to Publish a Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale

Publié par Marion Coste le 29/11/2018

Margaret Atwood Is Writing A Sequel To 'The Handmaid's Tale'

Merrit Kennedy (NPR, 28/11/2018)

More than 30 years after the release of The Handmaid's Tale, author Margaret Atwood has announced there's going to be a sequel.

Penguin Random House said Wednesday that the new novel is set to be published on Sept. 10, 2019. It's called The Testaments and will take place 15 years after The Handmaid's Tale left off. The story will be told by three female characters, according to the U.S. publisher.

The Handmaid's Tale, a dystopian novel set in the fictional theocratic dictatorship of Gilead, has risen again to prominence with a critically acclaimed TV series based on the book that started airing in 2017.

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Margaret Atwood announces The Handmaid's Tale sequel, The Testaments

Sian Cain (The Guardian, 28/11/2018)

Margaret Atwood has announced a sequel to her bestselling feminist dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale, titled The Testaments. It will be published in September 2019.

“Dear Readers,” wrote Atwood in a press release announcing the book on Wednesday. “Everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we’ve been living in.”

The Handmaid’s Tale follows one woman’s struggle to survive in a dystopian future America, renamed Gilead, where women possess few rights, are used as breeding vessels and are not allowed to read or write. The novel was first published in 1985, and quickly recognised as a modern classic.

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The Testaments: Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood to be published in 2019

Jacob Stolworthy (The Independent, 28/11/2018)

Margaret Atwood has written a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale that will be published next year.

The sequel, titled The Testaments, will be released more than 30 years after the original was published in 1985. 

Atwood confirmed the news on Twitter, revealing it will be published in September 2019.

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Margaret Atwood is writing a 'Handmaid's Tale' sequel

Megan Keller (The Hill, 28/11/2018)

Margaret Atwood is writing a sequel to "The Handmaid's Tale" entitled "The Testaments."

The book is set to be published September 2019, BuzzFeed News reports.

Atwood told the outlet that the sequel will be set 15 years after the end of "The Handmaid's Tale" and will feature the first book's protagonist, Offred.

"The Testaments" will be narrated by three female characters, but will still focus on the first book's protagonist, Offred.

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