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Raphael: A Passionate Life by Antonio Forcellino
translated by Lucinda Byatt. Polity June 2012
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Category Archives: historical fiction
It was with great sadness that I heard this afternoon of the death of a wonderful writer whose work I really only got to know well recently through writing an interview for a forthcoming issue of the Historical Novels Review. I … Continue reading
It’s that time of year (again) and The Washington Post has published its “Notable Fiction of 2013″ list (here). A tweet from Arcadia highlighted the fact that Miklos Bánffy’s Transylvanian Trilogy is on the list, quite a feat for a book … Continue reading
This article was published in Historical Novels Review (Issue 65, August 2013, pp.10-11); see link here Language is key to discovering other countries and communities and sharing their lives in the present, not to say centuries ago. We can, of … Continue reading
Some months ago I was delighted to receive Lawrence Norfolk’s latest book – for which special thanks to Carole Blake, his agent, who I met in London at the HNS Conference last September. My short piece (which is reproduced below) … Continue reading