Jodi Picoult: By Any Other Name

Event information

Where: Gala Theatre, 1 Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA

Date: Saturday 12 October

Time: 1-2pm

Cost: £12/£10, £5 live-stream

Type: Durham Book Festival , Durham Book Festival 2024 Saturday


What if the greatest writer of all time isn’t who we think he is? 

What if he isn’t even a he? 

Moving between Elizabethan England and modern-day Manhattan, By Any Other Name explores the theme of identity and the ways in which two women, centuries apart – one of whom might just be the real author of Shakespeare’s plays – are both forced to hide behind another name to make their voices heard. 

Jodi Picoult is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 28 novels, including Mad Honey, Wish You Were Here, and My Sister’s Keeper, and two young adult novels co-written with her daughter. She lives in New Hampshire, USA. 

Chaired by Professor Natalie Mears.