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The Books Briefing: The Writers Who Don’t Work Alone

Writing is sometimes seen as a solitary pursuit, but co-authors, editors, and friends enrich the process: Your weekly guide to the best in books
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Who wrote Shakespeare’s plays? A definitive statement of authorship may be hard to come by, but evidence suggests that the bard did not write alone. He co-wrote The Two Noble Kinsmen with his contemporary John Fletcher, and collaborations with actors, playwrights, and others likely informed his other works.

Authorship is not always so disputed, but Shakespeare’s case still highlights something important: Writing is often seen wrote with his father. Miranda Popkey and Zan Romanoff, , similarly relied on each other for support when writing their books. , which is fittingly co-written by Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney, examines such as George Eliot and Virginia Woolf.

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