Thursday, April 7 | 2:00pm | Houghton Room | No Charge
by Maggie O’Farrell Acclaimed Irish Novelist
Presented By: Karen Larsen
Published in 2020, this fictional account of Shakespeare’s real-life son, Hamnet, who died at age 11 in 1596, has won numerous literary awards, including the 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction and the Fiction Prize at the National Book Critics Circle Awards. It is an astonishingly intimate exploration of marriage and grief, focused on the boy’s mother Agnes Shakespeare, better known to history as Anne Hathaway. Presented by Karen Larsen.