Handmaid's Tale author Margaret Atwood is among the authors set to feature in Imagining: Home - a two-day literary festival celebrating the connections between Canada and Ireland, taking place at UCD Dublin from March 1-2.

Authors joining Atwood for the event, which celebrates the literary connections between Ireland and Canada, include John Banville, Emma Donoghue, Anne Enright, Victoria Glendinning and Frank McGuinness. Imagining: Home is hosted by Jane Urquhart, acclaimed Canadian author and current Craig Dobbin Visiting Professor in Canadian Studies at UCD and Dr Paul Halferty, Director of Canadian Studies at UCD. 

Margaret Atwood is arguably Canada's most celebrated author; an acclaimed author, her work has enjoyed a resurgence in recent months on the back of the acclaimed TV adaption of her celebrated dystopian sci-fi parable The Handmaid's Tale, as well as the Netflix adaptation of her 1996 historical Alias Grace

Atwood and Room author Emma Donoghue, originally from Dublin but resident in Canada for the past two decades, will discuss taking the book from script to screen, in a session moderated by playwright and novelist Frank McGuinness. The festival will close with Margaret Atwood introducing an episode of the TV adaptation of her novel Alias Grace

takes place in Belfield, 1-2 March 2018.