Canadian author Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale is enjoying a resurgence – with many fearing the dystopian totalitarian world it depicts could be reflected in Trump’s America.
Coming up soon is a TV series based on the book (starring Elisabeth Moss) – as well as a graphic novel and an audio book.
It has already been made into a film – an opera and a ballet.
Atwood adds that a group of 30 silent women dressed as handmaids were seen roaming the recent SXSW Music Festival in Austin Texas.
‘It’s certainly off and running at the moment’ she tells Kim Hill.