Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas will be broadcast to over 1,000 cinemas across the globe. Filmed live from the National Theatre in London on the day that her sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale is released for publication, it will feature BBC journalist and New York Times best selling author Samira Ahmed as she interviews Atwood about her remarkable career, her diverse range of works and why she has returned to the handmaid story, 34 years later. The event, presented in partnership with Equality Now,  Margaret Atwood is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. Her novels include Cat’s Eye, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin and the MaddAddam Trilogy. According to Amazon her 1985 classic The Handmaid’s Tale was the most-read book of 2017, and is currently an award-winning television series starring Elizabeth Moss.

Atwood has won numerous awards including the Booker Prize, the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Imagination in Service to Society, the Franz Kafka Prize, the Peace Prize of the German Book  Trade and the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award.

“Dear Readers: 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.” – Margaret Atwood