Michael Blanding: North by Shakespeare
Boston-based investigative journalist Michael Blanding tells the true story of a self-taught Shakespeare sleuth’s quest to prove his eye-opening theory about the source of the English language’s most famous plays and gives us an insider’s view of the vibrant era of Elizabethan England and the contemporary scene of Shakespeare scholars and obsessives. Through it all, Blanding employs his keen journalistic eye to craft a real-life drama that up-ends our understanding of the beloved playwright and his “singular genius.”
Michael Blanding’s work has appeared in The New York Times, WIRED, Slate, The Nation, The Boston Globe Magazine, and Boston.com. His newest book, North by Shakespeare: A Rogue Scholar’s Quest to Discover the Truth Behind the Bard’s Work, was published by Hachette Books in March 2021. His last book, The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps, was published by Gotham Books in June 2014 and named a New York Times Bestseller; an NPR Book of the Year; a New England Indie Bestseller.
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