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NPR's Paul Collins: "The Book of William"
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“(A) lively and entertaining history of one of the most important books in English literature.” —New York Times Book Review

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NPR Weekend Edition resident literary detective Paul Collins reads from and discusses his new book, The Book of William: How Shakespeare’s First Folio Conquered the World. His book tells the story of Shakespeare’s First Folio—the first collected publication of 36 of Shakespeare’s plays—focusing on five copies and tracking them across centuries to their present-day homes in Asia, Europe, and one very familiar location, the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Collins is the author of Sixpence House, The Trouble with Tom, Not Even Wrong, and Banvard’s Folly. He is an assistant professor of English at Portland State University.