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Marlowe Authorship Book Wins 2013 Desmond Elliott prize


Ros Barber’s Shakespeare authorship novel The Marlowe Papers wins the Desmond Elliott Prize for debut fiction. Judge chair Joanne Harris: “Barber’s novel stood out from the shortlist because it is a unique historical conspiracy story that engages all the senses.” The novel, written entirely in verse from the perspective of poet/dramatist Christopher Marlowe, tells the story of how he faked his tavern death and wrote the works of Shakespeare from exile.


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