In this provocative piece in The Atlantic, author Elizabeth Winkler weighs in on the Shakespeare “authorship controversy.” She notes that although the controversy is almost as old as the plays themselves, it has yet to result in a compelling alternative to the “Bard of Avon.”
But Ms. Winkler contends that maybe that because “until recently, no one was looking in the right place.” She then goes on to make the case for a woman, Emilia Bassano, a contemporary of Shakespeare and a published poet in her own right.
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.