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Shakespeare’s Globe among venues to get slice of Culture Recovery Fund

Shakespeare’s Globe among venues to get slice of Culture Recovery Fund

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Women’s Prize for Fiction: Maggie O’Farrell wins for Hamnet, about Shakespeare’s son

Women’s Prize for Fiction: Maggie O’Farrell wins for Hamnet, about Shakespeare’s son

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Author Maggie O'Farrell has won this year's Women's Prize for Fiction for Hamnet, a novel inspired by and named after William Shakespeare's only son.The Northern Irish writer beat Hilary Mantel, Bernardine Evaristo and three other authors to the £30,000 prize.Hamnet is a fictionalised account of the life of the Bard's son, who died in 1596 when he was just 11.Chair of judges Martha Lane Fox praised the book for expressing "something profound about the human experience".She said: "The euphoria of being in the same room for the final judging meeting was quickly eclipsed by the excitement we all feel about this exceptional winner."O'Farrell is the 25th recipient of the prize, which was first presented as the Orange Prize for Fiction...