In the last couple of years, TV series like The Handmaid’s Tale and a wave of new bold literary fiction have brought the feminist dystopia genre to the forefront of the literary debate. In this panel discussion, two acclaimed writers discuss what this new prominence of the feminist dystopian novel has meant to them and to their work, and how this literary genre keeps reflecting the gender issues of our deeply conflicted present.
Veronica Raimo is a novelist and screenwriter. She is the co-translator of the Italian version of Sisters of The Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology, while her latest novel, Miden, was published by Mondadori in Italy in 2018.
Sophie Mackintosh published her highly anticipated debut novel, The water cure, in 2018 with Hamish Hamilton. The novel was described as heralding “a radical new voice in literary fiction” and has been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize.
Chair: Giorgia Tolfo is a London-based editor.