Maggie O’Farrell


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Maggie O’Farrell Event Postponed

We are sorry to report that, due to a personal emergency, Maggie O’Farrell will be unable to join Club Book on November 3 as originally scheduled. She sends her sincerest regrets all the way from Edinburgh, Scotland. We will make every effort to reschedule with Maggie once her team is in a position to look at alternate dates. Be sure to follow Club Book on Facebook and on our website ( for updates on this postponement and other upcoming events. Thank you for understanding.

Internationally acclaimed British writer Maggie O’Farrell has authored eight bestselling novels. Readers and critics praise her “demonstrated mastery at depicting strained relationships, skewed family loyalties, and the just reachable light at the end of the tunnel” (Star Tribune). Standouts include her Betty Trask Award winning debut After You’d Gone (2000), Somerset Maugham Award winning The Distance Between Us (2004), and Costa Novel Award winning The Hand That First Held Mine (2010). O’Farrell also penned a memoir, I Am, I Am, I Am (2018), about a series of near-death experiences that have punctuated and in some ways shaped her life. Her latest entry into this literary canon is a work of historical fiction. Hamnet explores the domestic life of William Shakespeare and his wife Anne Hathaway, and how the untimely death of the couple’s only son may have inspired one of the bard’s greatest plays. “Hamnet vividly captures the life-changing intensity of maternity in its myriad stages—from the pain of childbirth to the unassuageable grief of loss” (NPR).

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