Margaret Atwood in Conversation with Cherie Dimaline

Margaret Atwood in Conversation with Cherie Dimaline


(price does not include service charge)

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Thursday, September 26
7:30 pm
The Chan Centre for Performing Arts
6265 Crescent Road

Acclaimed author Margaret Atwood joins the Vancouver Writers Fest this fall to discuss her forthcoming title, The Testaments.

In this brilliant sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, she answers the questions that have tantalized readers for decades. When the van door slammed on Offred’s future at the end of The Handmaid’s Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead. With The Testaments, the wait is over. Margaret Atwood’s sequel picks up the story fifteen years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.

The Testaments will  be available for purchase at the event. However, due to the nature of this multi-city book tour, Margaret Atwood will not be available to sign books following the event. 

We will be sending a call-out for questions to ticket buyers later in the summer, so please keep an eye out as there will not be an audience Q&A session at the event.

This event is organized in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts to celebrate the finalists and winners of the Governor General’s Literary Awards.





Presented in partnership with the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts and Tourism Vancouver.

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Margaret Atwood in Conversation with Cherie Dimaline

Margaret Atwood, whose work has been published in thirty-five countries, is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. In addition to The Handmaid’s Tale, her novels include Cat’s Eye, short-listed for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; Oryx and Crake, short-listed for the 2003 Man Booker Prize; The Year of the Flood; and MaddAddam. She is the recipient of the Los Angeles Times Innovator’s Award, and lives in Toronto with the writer Graeme Gibson.