About the Event
Making a welcome return to the festival, Maggie O’Farrell joins us to discuss Hamnet, arguably the book of her career. Scooping the coveted Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020, Hamnet is inspired by the short life of a sixteenth century boy – the son of the playwright William Shakespeare, whose name was given to one of the most celebrated plays ever written. The book is a brilliant and tender piece of historical fiction, re-imagining the bond between twins and a marriage pushed to the brink by grief. Come and hear from one of our finest novelists.
In conversation with writer Jo Browning Wroe, whose debut novel A Terrible Kindness will be published in Spring 2022.
£6 - Single Event Ticket
£35.00-£50 Cambridge Literary Festival pass
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About the Book
Publisher:Headline Publishing Group
Publication date:31 Mar 2020
Told in Maggie O'Farrell's unique voice, HAMNET reveals for the first time in fiction the story of heartbreaking loss which inspired Shakespeare's most celebrated play