For fifteen years Anne Hathaway kept a diary. It was no ordinary diary, as Anne, an excellent writer of poems and songs in her own right, was also the wife of the world's most famous poet and playwright, William Shakespeare. In its pages she reveals the man she knew and loved and their shared life full of triumph and tragedy. Pulitzer-prize nominated poet Sandra Hochman's imagining of Mrs. Shakespeare is both a thoughtful take on one of the greatest mysteries in Western literature and the story of two people who would change the English language forever.
Activist, socialite, and artist, Sandra Hochman is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated poet with six volumes of poetry, and the author of six novels with three forthcoming literary works from Turner Publishing. She also authored two nonfiction books and co-directed a 1973 documentary, Year of the Woman with Gloria Steinem, currently enjoying a renaissance. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, and she was a columnist for Harpers Bazaar. She also ran her own foundation, "You're an Artist Too" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to teach poetry and song writing to children ages 7-12 for fifteen years.