Q&A with Maggie O'Farrell

Live Q&A event with bestselling author Maggie O'Farrell


Friday 8th May, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

  • In Conversation
  • Questions & Answers


About the Event

Online publishing broadcasters Elane & Sarah, I AM in print, put YOUR live questions to bestselling, award-winning Maggie O'Farrell. Learn about her publishing journey, writing techniques and her much-anticipated novel Hamnet, out 31 March. Register your virtual seat now.

About the Book


Maggie O'Farrell

Publisher:Headline Publishing Group

Publication date:31 Mar 2020


4.21 out of 5
16 reviews
"This novel also fills in a vacancy, turning the bare fact of Hamnet’s death into a tribute to family bonds and to theatrical power"
Times Literary Supplement
"Nobody writes more movingly about intimate family relationships, especially children, than O'Farrell, who is that rarest of writers; a genuine literary/commercial crossover"
The Bookseller
"a visceral, lushly drawn story"
"The death of the Bard’s son prompts this powerful novel about parental grief"
The Sunday Times
"It's a beautifully written novel but I confess I read it with a faint impatience"
Evening Standard
"Immersive, at times shockingly intimate, and triumphantly brought to fruition, this is a work that ought to win prizes"
The Guardian
"It’s a novel that ultimately feels precious and worthy — something Shakespeare never was"
The Times
"A fictionalised account of the short life of Shakepeare’s son, Hamnet, is a work of profound understanding"
The Observer
"a sensual retelling of Shakespeare’s turbulent family life"
The Daily Telegraph
"a remarkable piece of work"
The Scotsman

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