Our second Worlds 2016 podcast features Charles Nicholl and Ros Barber speaking on the theme of ‘(Re-)Writing Shakespeare’.

Charles Nicholl is the author of numerous Elizabethan studies, including The Reckoning: The Murder of Christopher Marlowe (winner of the James Tait Black Prize for biography and the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger for non-fiction), and The Lodger: Shakespeare on Silver Street. He has also written an acclaimed biography of Leonardo da Vinci. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and is currently Honorary Professor of English at Sussex University.

Ros Barber’s critically acclaimed verse novel The Marlowe Papers was winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize, joint winner of the Author’s Club Best First Novel Award and long-listed for the Women’s Fiction Prize. Her second novel Devotion is currently shortlisted for the Encore Award. She is Director of Research at the Shakespearean Authorship Trust and the editor of 30-Second Shakespeare.

PDF versions of the provocations are to follow shortly.