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O'Farrell's 'Hamnet' wins book critics award for fiction

Mar. 25, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Maggie O'Farrell's “Hamnet,” an imagined take on the death of Shakespeare's son from the bubonic plague, has won the National Book Critics Circle prize for fiction. “Hamnet,” an unfortunately well timed story for the current pandemic, explores...