The brilliant Maggie O’Farrell dominates the 2020 book world

The author of the Sunday Times no. 1 bestselling memoir I AM, I AM, I AM, Maggie O’Farrell has completely dominated the 2020 books round ups and cultural highlights. Excitement levels for her first historical novel #Hamnet are sky high! The wonderful Hamnet is coming March 31st from Tinder Press.



 ‘Hold on to your hats as Maggie O’Farrell gives her inimitable flourish to Shakespeare’s most famous work on 31 March. Inspired by the death of Shakespeare’s son – Hamnet – at the age of 11 and the playwright’s inspiration for Hamlet, this is a beautifully written story that explores a family’s loss and and a marriage steeped in grief in the most extraordinary of ways.’

‘You’ll lap up this intricately told story of grief, love and the bond between twins.’

‘One of the year’s biggest novels is sure to be the final instalment of Hilary Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell trilogy, The Mirror and the Light (4th Estate, March), which is under strict embargo. Will it be great? Probably. Will it win the Booker? Possibly (although there’s serious competition). It could well be pipped to the prize by Maggie O’Farrell’s miraculous Hamnet (Tinder Press, March) – a beautiful imagination of the short life of Shakespeare’s son, Hamnet, and the untold story of his wife, “Agnes” Hathaway, which builds into a profound exploration of the healing power of creativity.’

Cressida Cowell picked Maggie’s Hamnet, saying: ‘her writing is wonderful and I adore Shakespeare’.

‘Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet (March) marks a departure for a much-loved and acclaimed author as she too takes on historical fiction. “Dazzling. Devastating,” says Kamila Shamsie of the novel, which was inspired by the family tragedy of Shakespeare’s son, who died aged 11.’


And there is much more to come.

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