Hear Margaret Atwood in Conversation with Gaby Wood

Well known for her novels including Cat’s Eye, Alias Grace, the MaddAddam Trilogy, and the Booker Prize-winning The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood has been the subject of additional media focus in recent months due to the adaptation of her international bestseller The Handmaid’s Tale as a television series – some say, just in time for the age of Donald Trump.

Margaret Atwood in Conversation with Gaby Wood by Southbank Centre

In these highlights from her exclusive London appearance at Royal Festival Hall, Margaret Atwood reads from her work; then, in conversation with journalist and Literary Director of the Booker Prize Foundation, Gaby Wood, she discusses not only her career, but the past, present and future of her best-known novel and the real world it reflects.

The whole book in a way is an answer to the question: if the United Stated was going to have a totalitarianism, what type of totalitarianism would it have?

In 2017 a host of writers, authors and international voices joined us at Southbank Centre for London Literature Festival.

listen to the highlights