Painting Prose: In Conversation with Maggie O'Farrell
To celebrate the paperback release of her breathtaking new novel ‘The Marriage Portrait’, which paints an evocative picture of Renaissance Italy and the little-known story of Lucrezia de’ Medici, join us in conversation with the Sunday Times No.1 bestselling author Maggie O’Farrell, whose extraordinary work of historical fiction ‘HAMNET‘ was the Winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020.”
Maggie O’Farrell is the author of the Sunday Times no. 1 bestselling novel HAMNET, which was Winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020 and the Waterstones Book of the Year, and was shortlisted for the 2021 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. HAMNET has been translated into 32 languages, spent 38 weeks in the UK top ten and has been optioned for film by Stephen Spielberg’s Amblin productions.
She wrote the no. 1 bestselling memoir I AM, I AM, I AM, and the novels AFTER YOU’D GONE, MY LOVER’S LOVER, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, which won a Somerset Maugham Award, THE VANISHING ACT OF ESME LENNOX, THE HAND THAT FIRST HELD MINE, which won the 2010 Costa Novel Award, INSTRUCTIONS FOR A HEATWAVE, THIS MUST BE THE PLACE and most recently THE MARRIAGE PORTRAIT. She is also the author of two books for children, WHERE SNOW ANGELS GO and THE BOY WHO LOST HIS SPARK. She lives in Edinburgh.
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