A Evening With
Spend an illuminating evening with the bestselling, double Booker Prize-winning phenomenon that is Margaret Atwood, as she celebrates the publication of her new book, Old Babes in the Wood.
Live in conversation with Kirsty Wark and with a live reading by Maxine Peake, Atwood will discuss her latest collection of stories, which explore the full welp and weft of experience – from two best friends disagreeing about their shared past, to the right way to stop someone from choking; from a daughter determining if her mother really is a witch, to what to do with inherited relics such as World War II parade swords.
Atwood will share the glorious range of her creativity and humanity, uncovering previously unpublished works about beloved cats, a confused snail, Martha Gellhorn, George Orwell, philosopher-astronomer-mathematician Hypatia of Alexandria, a cabal of elderly female academics, and an alien tasked with retelling human fairy tales.
With the opportunity to ask one of the most gifted storytellers in the world your own searching questions, this promises to be an unmissable and intimate evening with all of Atwood’s signature insight and razor-sharp wit.
‘Atwood mania is entirely merited… there is no greater living writer’ Daily Telegraph