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MARGARET ATWOOD. In the electrifying sequel to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, Margaret Atwood answers the question that has tantalised readers for decades: What happened to Offred? 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, including the dreaded Aunt Lydia. (Photo by L.J. May S/S)

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THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019

 

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MARGARET ATWOOD and BERNARDINE EVARISTO share the 2019 BOOKER PRIZE. The 2019 Booker Prize has been jointly awarded to two authors for the first time since 1992. Citing an inability to separate the two works, the judging panel broke the rules and awarded the prize to both Margaret Atwood for ‘The Testaments’ and Bernardine Evaristo for ‘Girl, Woman, Other’. Atwood and Evaristo will share the £50,000 prize money equally. Bernardine’s ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ is described as a love song to modern Britain and black womanhood. It’s told through the voices of twelve different characters, mostly women who are black and British, as they tell the stories and struggles of their brilliant lives. (Banner courtesy of Booktopia with text by L.J. May)