What happened to Shakespeare’s manuscripts? To whom did he write the sonnets? For that matter, who was Shakespeare? And what are the answers worth, in the modern world? Authors Jennifer Lee Carrell, Carol Goodman, and Charlie Lovett discuss the delights of spinning tales from the many mysteries of Shakespeare. Moderated by Lynda Zwinger.
Jennifer Lee Carrell is the internationally bestselling author of two Shakespeare thrillers, "Interred with their Bones" and "Haunt Me Still," as well as a work of history, "The Speckled Monster." Born in Washington, DC, she grew up in Tucson, Arizona. After earning degrees in literature from Stanford, Oxford and Harvard Universities, she taught literature and writing at Harvard. Later, she became the classical music, opera, and dance critic for the Arizona Daily Star.
Carol Goodman is the award-winning author of many adult and young adult novels in the genres of mystery/thriller and fantasy, most recently the thriller “River Road” (February 2016) and the young adult fantasy novel “Hawthorn” — the third volume of the Blythewood Trilogy — (December 2015). Her books have been nominated for the IMPAC award twice, the Simon & Schuster/Mary Higgins Clark award, and the Nero Wolfe Award. She lives in the Hudson Valley, with her family and teaches writing and literature at SUNY New Paltz and The New School.
Bestselling author, teacher, and playwright Charlie Lovett is also a former antiquarian bookseller, avid book collector and a member of The Grolier Club, the oldest and largest club for bibliophiles in America. His plays for children have been seen in more than three thousand productions. Lovett's break-through as an author came when he put together two of his passions—rare books and the English countryside—to write the Shakespeare mystery "The Bookman's Tale: A Novel of Obsession." His newest book, “The Further Adventures of Ebeneer Scrooge,” inhabits the world of Charles Dickens. He and his wife split their time between North Carolina and England.
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