The Testaments

The Testaments is a sequel to Margaret Atwood's novel The Handmaid's Tale.

Margaret Atwood

The Testaments, like The Handmaid's Tale, is slated to be adapted for television by the streaming giant Hulu. (McClelland & Stewart)

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 15 years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead. (From Penguin Random House Canada)

The Testaments co-won the 2019 Booker Prize and broke Canadian sales records when it was published in Sept. 2019.

Atwood is a celebrated Canadian writer who has published fiction, nonfiction, poetry and comics. Her acclaimed books include The Handmaid's TaleAlias GraceOryx and Crake and The Edible Woman. She has won several awards for her work including the Governor General's Literary Award, the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Man Booker Prize. She is also a founder of the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Writers' Trust of Canada.

Interviews with Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood talks to Shelagh Rogers about The Testaments, the highly anticipated sequel to her 1985 bestseller, The Handmaid's Tale.

Atwood is everywhere

6 years ago
Duration 2:33
Once synonymous with Canadian literature, Margaret Atwood is now a household name for kids and TV lovers alike
Michael Enright interviewed Margaret Atwood at a fundraiser for The Literary Review of Canada.
… we young writers of Canada?" That's a question Margaret Atwood asked in a recent lecture presented at the Canadian Literature Centre. Highlights from Margaret Atwood’s talk and a conversation with Paul Kennedy.

In 1981, Margaret Atwood questioned what a country is without its culture

6 years ago
Duration 1:18
In this video from the CBC Archives, Margaret Atwood talks about where culture meets country.

Margaret Atwood, up-and-coming poet in 1967

4 years ago
Duration 2:48
Atwood takes the literary stage with her critically acclaimed poetry.

Margaret Atwood unveils sequel to The Handmaid's Tale: The Testaments

4 years ago
Duration 2:01
London rolled out the red carpet for the Canadian literary legend. We look at the real events inspiring Margaret Atwood's latest book.

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Day 6 books columnist Becky Toyne reviews The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

4 years ago
Duration 1:50
Excitement around Margaret Atwood’s sequel to the Handmaid’s Tale, The Testaments, has reached Harry Potter levels of buzz, says Day 6 books columnist Becky Toyne. But should you read it?
Day 6 books columnist Becky Toyne reviews Margaret Atwood's latest novel, The Testaments.

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