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CONTEST CLOSED - Win a pair of tickets to the SOLD OUT One-on-One with Margaret Atwood!

Margaret Atwood et la couverture de son livre Les Testaments


In celebration of Margaret Atwood’s new novel The Testaments—the sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale—the Ottawa Public Library is giving away two (2) pairs of tickets to attend the sold out event (September 17), One-on-one with Margaret Atwood, hosted by the Ottawa International Writers Festival and Library and Archives Canada.

In The Testaments, acclaimed author Margaret Atwood answers the questions that have tantalized readers for decades. The sequel picks up the story fifteen years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.

FOR A CHANCE TO WIN: Tell us the title of another dystopian novel that can be found at the LibraryTo answer, log in to your account and answer in the Comments section below. Good Luck!


  • The contest runs from September 5 to 11, 2019
  • If you win a pair of tickets, you will be contacted by email or Facebook Messenger on September 12
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Logos of Library and Archives Canada and the Ottawa International Writers Festival


Oryx and Crake, also by Margaret Atwood!

Nineteen Eighty-four by author George Orwell

the water cure

Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro


Brave New World, by Huxley.

Fahrenheit 451

The Handmaid's Tale is another dystopian book available in the library

A Handmaid's Tale

The Marrow Thieves

The Giver, The Marrow Thief, The Hunger Games...there are so many! The Power...

1984 by George Orwell...should be required reading for everyone!

The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood. :)

All the men are dead and there is only Yorick, his monkey and a world of women. The female population has to learn to rebuild society and survive without any male species (this includes animals). This graphic novel series was really interesting and lots of volumes to devour.

This fantastic novel set in an alternate universe 1990s England reveals the horror of a society that clones young people for a nefarious end purpose, with those young persons attending a private school unaware of their ultimate purpose. Made into an excellent movie - both the book and movie are highly recommended!

A bold vision of the future (or alternative present) by Phillip K. Dick. A dystopian story that inspired another cult classic: Blade Runner.

Yes, this is very dystopian and a movie made out of it with Harrison Ford.

Movies were good but books are always better

Smoke and Iron,
by Caine, Rachel

A dystopian book written in the '30s of the last century, which continues being relevant today.

It has been two years since the Simian virus wiped out humanity. With only a tenth of the population remaining, the civilization of man is no more!

George Orwell

The Giver By Lois Lowry

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

The post-apocalyptic science fiction series consists of 3 books - Wool, Shift and Dust (+ some extra short stories).

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Classic and interesting take on a controlling State in the future and reliance on technology in an emotionally unhealthy world.

Hunger Games

The Chrysalids, by John Wyndham. "Genetic fundamentalism" and persecution of abnormality. Such a great read! Was my first experience of dystopian literature years ago.

Un autre roman dystopique que l’on retrouve à la bibliothèque est Hunger Games de Suzanne Collins.

my son is reading his novel at school this year!

Always love a good YA novel. Even though this author got a bad start with her vampire romance, this novel showed her ability to create a dystopian world, along with some romance.

all three books are quite dystopian.

Post-apocalyptic fiction's a subgenre of dystopian fiction, right?

A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick (one of my favourite sci-fi writers!)

The Running Man (by Stephen King writing as Richard Bachman)

Good luck to everyone!

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

The Year of the Flood

Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

Lauren Oliver: Delirium

Rule of 3 by Eric Walters

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

We were both entering the same novel at the same moment!

Dystopian and very good.


The maze runner by James Dashner

Oryx and Crake - my favorite book by Ms. Atwell.

The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood, re-reading it right now!

Anthem by Ayn Rand