Maggie O’Farrell is a British-Irish bestselling and award-winning author. She has written several critically acclaimed novels, including The Distance Between Us (2009), The Hand That First Held Mine (2010), Instructions for a Heatwave (2013), This Must Be The Place (2016), and her latest Hamnet (2020). Her memoir, I am, I am, I am (2017), is a Sunday Times no. 1 bestseller.
William Shakespeare’s House
Henley Street, Stratford
Viola and Sebastian
Featured book by Maggie O’Farrell
Inspired by Shakespeare’s most famous play, Hamnet is the story of a boy whose life has been forgotten, but whose name has echoed throughout the centuries as one of the greatest plays ever written. Reimagining the life of Hamnet Shakespeare, prematurely dead at the age of eleven in 1596, O’Farrell creates an extraordinarily tender and imaginative tale.Read more