In Context: Maggie O’Farrell

In Context: Maggie O’Farrell

“In our own grief-ridden time, may we never need O’Farrell’s art more.”

By Lori Feathers

Is there anything more thrilling than digging into a just-released book by an admired author?

In Context is an essay series in which critic Lori Feathers looks at the latest work of fiction by an established writer within the context of their overall body of work. Lori explores her subject’s oeuvre by identifying the writer’s themes and cultural resonance, discussing their literary technique, and revealing how the new book builds upon, or diverges from, their previous work.

This week, Lori considers the novels of Maggie O’Farrell. Read the full essay at Literary Hub.

Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet is our August 2020 Book of the Month. To read more about it — as well as previous honorees — visit our Book of the Month page.

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