The Handmaid’s Tale: Margaret Atwood tells fans to chill out

Author of dystopian novel admits she has no control over the TV series – but that’s OK

Margaret Atwood has admitted having no control over the TV version of her harrowing novel The Handmaid’s Tale but, she says, she has no problem with that.

“I think I would have to be awfully stupid to resent it because things could have been so much worse,” she told an audience at the Hay literary festival in Wales. “They have done a tippety-top job ... the acting is great, they’ve stuck to the central set of premises.”

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