Margaret Atwood’s cameo in the TV adaptation of her famous book The Handmaid’s Tale
Feminist icon and The Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood has taken to Twitter to share posts honouring late Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was assassinated in front of her home six months ago.
Atwood shared an open letter from global writers’ association PEN International, which called on the EU Commission to investigate Valletta 2018 chairman Jason Micallef for repeatedly mocking Caruana Galizia after her death.
The letter, which Atwood signed herself, warned that Micallef’s attitude goes against the grain of European culture and its freedom to criticise, satirise and investigate people in power.
Matthew Caruana Galizia thanked Atwood for supporting the letter and posted a quote from an Atwood poem to reflect the political situation: “Ancestress: the burning witch, her mouth covered by leather to strangle words…a word after a word after a word is power”.
Atwood also retweeted posts by Matthew Caruana Galizia and his brother Paul, as well as one by Nationalist MEP Roberta Metsola which expressed her pride at attending yesterday’s vigil in Valletta.