WHO WAS THE STRATFORD MAN? THE BARD YE NEVER KNEW…
KATHERINE CHILJAN is an independent scholar who has studied the Shakespeare authorship question for over 28 years. A graduate of U.C.L.A. (B.A. History), Chiljan became interested in the controversy when Charlton Ogburn, author of The Mysterious William Shakespeare (1984), appeared in a TV debate with a Shakespeare professor. She then started doing her own research, eventually publishing two anthologies about the 17th Earl of Oxford, and acting as editor of the Shakespeare-Oxford Newsletter.
In 2003, she debated English professors on the topic at the Smithsonian Institution. Chiljan was inspired to write Shakespeare Suppressed: The Uncensored Truth About Shakespeare and His Works (2011) after hearing a prominent English professor insult doubters of the traditional Shakespeare on national television. The book took almost 7 years to complete and earned her an award for distinguished scholarship from Concordia University, Portland, OR, in April 2012.