Normal People: Book of the Month (January 2020)

“You learn nothing very profound about yourself simply by being bullied; but by bullying someone else you learn something you can never forget.”

Guest Blogger Megan Thomas discusses Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments

Have a read: some thoughts on The Testaments as a guest blogger for Cardiff Book Talk.

Cardiff BookTalk

Ahead of Cardiff BookTalk’s Margaret Atwood event on 10 December, here are a couple of questions and discussion points you may want to consider in order to make the most of the event and the subject of Margaret Atwood and her thrilling, Booker-winning sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, The Testaments.

 Is The Testaments in its own right a worthy winner of The Booker Prize 2019?

 There has been a lot of discussion around whether or not this year’s Booker judges made the right decision in naming Margaret Atwood joint winner alongside Bernadine Everisto for the 2019 prize. Though the judges claimed it was simply impossible to choose a winner, this seems like a bit of a cop-out – are prizes not all by their very nature difficult to choose winners of? The implication is that this is the first time in the history of the UK’s most famous…

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