Maggie O'Farrell

Chosen as one of Waterstones’ 25 Authors for the Future in 2007, Northern Irish author Maggie O’Farrell has gone on to become one of Britain’s most acclaimed and popular contemporary fiction writers. In 2020, her novel Hamnet won the Waterstones Book of the Year. Evocatively reimagining the end of Shakespeare’s only son’s short life, this masterful exploration of grief and longing also won the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020.

Her novels include: After You’d Gone, The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox, The Hand that First Held Mine (which won a Costa Book Award), Instructions for a Heatwave and This Must Be the Place. In 2017 she released her first non-fiction work, the memoir I Am, I Am, I Am.

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One of our greatest living novelists resurrects the short life of Hamnet Shakespeare, in this lyrically written and emotionally devastating account of the Bard’s only son. Utterly immersive and convincing, Hamnet is a poignant period tale that not only shines a light on an oft-neglected area of Shakespearean history but speaks to wider themes of grief and loss with impeccable poise and unflinching honesty.

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Books by Maggie O'Farrell

Hamnet
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Hamnet
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This Must be the Place
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The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
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Instructions for a Heatwave
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The Hand That First Held Mine
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After You'd Gone
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The Distance Between Us
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My Lover's Lover
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Where Snow Angels Go
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