Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

In a review for The New Yorker, Adam Gopnik calls this "The most complexly intelligent and sophisticated, and yet the most keenly enthusiastic, study of the life and work taken together that I have ever read." Will in the World, written by Harvard professor and literary critic Stephen Greenblatt, is a biography aimed at answering the question of how Shakespeare became Shakespeare. A New York Times bestseller, Will in the World was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.