Auckland Writers Festival Schools Programme 2017 Proudly supported by Freemasons Foundation
James Shapiro is one of the world’s foremost Shakespeare scholars and devotes his life to helping people understand these great plays and showing why they matter today. His books include 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare (winner of the BBC4 Samuel Johnson Prize in 2006), Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? and 1606: Shakespeare and The Year of Lear, winner of the James Tait Black Prize for Biography. He also serves on the Board of the Royal Shakespeare Company.