BESTSELLER/MEDIA SENSATION: The HC publication was a widely anticipated worldwide event and received major media coverage. It debuted at #1 on the Globe and Mail and New York Times bestseller lists, continues to dominate the Canadian bestselling fiction lists, and has sold almost 240K copies. Atwood appeared on The View, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and NPR’s Fresh Air, among many others, and was featured on the cover of TIME Magazine and ranked #7 in Toronto Life’s “50 Most Influential” list.
BOOKER PRIZE WINNER AND BEST OF THE YEAR: The Testaments won the Booker Prize for Fiction and was named a best book of 2019 by the Globe and Mail, CBC, and Toronto Star. It was picked as the #1 book of 2019 by Amazon and won the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Fiction.
AWARD-WINNING TV SERIES X 2: The hit Hulu adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale starring Elisabeth Moss won the 2018 Golden Globe for best television series and the 2017 Emmy for outstanding drama, and Hulu is now developing The Testaments.
LITERARY LION: Margaret Atwood is a beloved literary figure with legions of fans. She has 1.96 million followers on Twitter and 130K on Instagram, and has a robust presence on both platforms.
MAJOR BACKLIST SALES: Various editions of The Handmaid’s Tale have sold a combined half-million copies to date and it has been a staple on syllabi for decades.
“The international literary event of the season.”
—Globe and Mail
“A savage and beautiful novel that speaks to us today with unusual conviction and power.”
—Peter Florence, Chairman, Booker Prize judging panel
“A chilling invitation no Atwood fan can resist… The Testaments reminds us of the power of truth in the face of evil.”
“A fast, immersive narrative that’s as propulsive as it is melodramatic.”
—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
“The women of Gilead are more fascinating than ever.”
“There may be no novelist better suited to tapping the current era’s anxieties than Margaret Atwood.”
“One of the most anticipated sequels of the modern age …full of revealing backstories.”
—Ron Charles, The Washington Post
“A rare treat … a corker of a plot, culminating in a breathless flight to freedom.”
—Laura Miller, Slate.com
“The literary event of the year.”
“It’s terrifying and exhilarating.”
—Judges of the Booker Prize 2019
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