'Gone Girl' writer Gillian Flynn joins Hogarth Shakespeare project(Read article summary)
Flynn is the latest author to sign on for the series, in which contemporary writers will pen their takes on Shakespeare's stories.
Another acclaimed author has joined the Hogarth Shakespeare project: âGone Girlâ writer Gillian Flynn.
For the series, modern-day authors choose one of Shakespeareâs tales to retell, and Flynn says sheâs selected âHamlet.â
âHamletÂ has long been a fascination of mine: murder, betrayal, revenge, deceit, madness â all my favorite things," Flynn said in a statement. "Add to that some of Shakespeareâs most intriguing, curious characters â from the titular brooding prince to rueful Ophelia â and what (slightly cheeky) writer wouldnât be tempted to reimagine it?â
Flynn joins authors such as Margaret Atwood, Anne Tyler, and Tracy Chevalier on the project. Hogarth, an imprint of Random House, will begin to publish the new takes on Shakespeareâs stories in 2016, the 400thÂ anniversary of the death of the Bard. Other writersâ choices include Atwood selecting âThe Tempest,â Tyler choosing âThe Taming of the Shrew,â and Chevalier taking on âOthello.â