James Shapiro

James Shapiro is the Larry Miller Professor of English at Columbia University, where he has taught since 1985. He is the author of several books, including 1599 and Contested Will, and is the recipient of many awards and fellowships. Shapiro is a Governor of the Folger Shakespeare Library. He lives in New York with his wife and son.

Books by this Author

The Year of Lear
Who Wrote Shakespeare?
Contested Will


Henry Clay Folger: History's Biggest Shakespeare Fan

A lifelong Shakespeare fan, industrialist Henry Clay Folger founded the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. to serve as the leading western research and education center on the famous playwright.