Jackie Luo

404 days ago

Margaret Atwood on What ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Means in the Age of Trump


In the spring of 1984 I began to write a novel that was not initially called “The Handmaid’s Tale.” I wrote in longhand, mostly on yellow legal notepads, then transcribed my almost illegible scrawlings using a huge German-keyboard manual typewriter I’d rented.