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Maggie O’Farrell: Hamnet


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Maggie O’Farrell’s award-winning Hamnet gives us new and illuminating insight into Shakespeare and his masterpiece, and the family that nurtured him. Told from the perspective of Shakespeare’s wife, this devastatingly beautiful novel takes as its starting point the true fact of the death of their 11 year old son, Hamnet (a variant on the more familiar Hamlet), and from there weaves a deeply moving story of family, love and, most profoundly, of grief, and the paths we must navigate through them. 

In this online event streamed live from Adelaide Writers’ Week, O’Farrell will be in conversation with Anton Enus. 

This event is broadcast from 10.00am AEDT Sunday 28 February, and available on demand until Tuesday 2 March.

Instructions on how to view the event will be sent to ticket holders and FAQ’s are available here. Need help accessing the stream? Please email for support.

Presented in partnership with Adelaide Writers’ Week.

The online bookseller for this event will be Imprints.


Maggie O'Farrell

Born in Northern Ireland in 1972, Maggie O’Farrell grew up in Wales and Scotland and now lives in London. She has worked as a waitress, chambermaid, bike messenger, teacher, arts administrator, journalist (in Hong Kong and London), and as the deputy literary editor of the Independent on Sunday. S... Read more

Anton Enus

Anton Enus, an award winning broadcast journalist with more than 25 years’ of experience, has been presenting SBS World News bulletins since 1999. His career spans television, radio and print coverage of international news and current affairs in both South Africa and Australia.  In his spare ... Read more


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