Our friends at Derbyshire Libraries are hosting an online conversation with acclaimed author Maggie O’Farrell on Thursday 15 April at 7.00pm.
Maggie’s latest award winning novel Hamnet captures a Jacobean England haunted by a plague that tragically kills Hamnet, the only son of William Shakespeare. In reimagining the complex relationship between Hamnet’s parents as the 11-year-old’s condition worsens, O’Farrell captures one of the greatest agonies imaginable to a parent. Women’s Prize judge Martha Lane Fox said of the novel, “It expresses something profound about the human experience that seems both extraordinarily current and at the same time, enduring.”
This event is as part of the BBC Novels That Shaped Our World libraries programme, supported by Arts Council England.