Women and Power: Maggie O’Farrell and Annelies Beck

Sun 21.03.2021
20:00 - 21:00
Maggie ofarrell murdo macleod


online talk


Book presentation, Interview


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in English, with subtitles in French and Dutch.

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox, This Must Be the Place and I Am, I Am, I Am have established Maggie O’Farrell as a writer of novels that weave past and present in sweeping narratives with powerful heroines. Her latest novel, Hamnet, was immensely popular in English and Dutch, and will soon be available in a French translation.

A literary phenomenon

Set in Warwickshire in the 1580s and inspired by O’Farrell’s fascination with the story behind one of Shakespeare’s most enigmatic plays, Hamnet is written from the point of view of Agnes, the playwright’s wife, who recounts the death of one of their children.

The author will be speaking from her garden in Edinburgh. The interview will be conducted by journalist and author Annelies Beck, with subtitles in FR and NL.

"'Hamnet' vividly captures the life-changing intensity of maternity in its myriad stages — from the pain of childbirth to the unassuagable grief of loss."
Heller Mcalpin, NPR.

Passa Porta, Editions Belfond

picture maggie o'farrell © Murdo Macleod
picture annelies beck © Eveline Renaud

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