Jeffrey Hunter McQuain, who lives in Maryland, holds a Ph. D. in Literary Studies from American University. For more than a dozen years, he served as the researcher for William Safire’s “On Language” column in The New York Times. Co-author of the popular books “Coined by Shakespeare” and “The Bard on the Brain,” he has extensively taught and occasionally performed in the Bard’s plays. “The Shakespeare Conspiracy,” his first novel, is based on his nonfiction book “Ebony Swan: The Case for Shakespeare’s Race.” Go to www.btglobe.com for more information.
Was Shakespeare black? That is the question in “Ebony Swan: The Case for Shakespeare’s Race,” an explosive new book by Dr. Jeffrey Hunter McQuain. This nonfiction work exposes a 400-year-old conspiracy to cover up the fact that the world’s greatest writer was not white but biracial. Thoroughly researched, “Ebony Swan” makes a compelling case, giving readers an exciting new way to see Shakespeare.
Hunter McQuain, introduces Christopher Klewe, a famed expert on the Bard. While in D.C., Klewe's best friend is murdered by a secret society dating back 400 years. Joined by a female reporter, Klewe has only three days to outrun killers on two continents and expose the biggest literary conspiracy of all time.