The Handmaid's Tale Author Margaret Atwood Talks Trump, Dystopias and Season 2

‘We are not in the [show] yet’

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It’s safe to say James Comey and Michael Wolff are not among Donald Trump’s favorite authors. But the same can likely be said of the prolific Canadian writer Margaret Atwood, whose 1985 novel turned award-winning Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale, spoke last week at Tina Brown’s Women in the World summit about the similarities between her work and Trump’s America.

Atwood said the novel’s newfound relevance has been “quite strange,” but she also noted the Hulu series started filming in September 2016 and the cast woke up on Nov.



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