Passa Porta Booktail: A podcast with Maggie O’Farrell


Passa Porta’s breezy podcast summer series: literature shaken and stirred!

In this first Booktail the Irish writer Maggie O’Farrell tells us about her most recent novel Hamnet. Set in Warwickshire in the 16th century 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. Your host in this podcast is the Belgian writer and journalist Annelies Beck.


Editing: Christophe Verbiest / Introduction: Greet Samyn / Illustration: Wide Vercnocke, 2021