Margaret Atwood travelling across New Zealand for live interviews

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Sun, 9 Feb 2020, 11:57AM
Margaret Atwood is visiting Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. (Photo / Supplied)

Margaret Atwood travelling across New Zealand for live interviews

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 9 Feb 2020, 11:57AM

It has been nearly 60 years since Margaret Atwood printed her first book of poetry in 1961.

Since then, she has written over 50 books, her most famous being the 1985 dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale.

In 2017 the novel became a pop culture phenomenon with the release of the Emmy award winning TV show starring Elizabeth Moss as main character and narrator of the book, June or Offred.

Last September, 34 years after the original, the long awaited sequel, The Testaments, was released and won the 2019 Booker Prize.

Margaret Atwood is currently in New Zealand ahead of three events this week. She joined Andrew Dickens to discuss her travels around New Zealand, the current state of the world, and what to expect from the tours. 

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