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Translating a genre: the Historical Novel

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

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l Walter Scott Prize 2012: and the winner is… Sebastian Barry

Today was a bizarre sort of June day: torrential downpours, mud, and a drumroll of rain on the marquee roof to welcome the announcement of the 2012 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, founded through the generosity of the Duke … Continue reading

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Italian historical novels result in animated discussion

Thanks to Rita Charbonnier for drawing my attention to this great discussion among fans of Italian historical novels and four authors – at the moment of writing this, there have been a total of 428 comments! It was a real … Continue reading

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Can you define historical truth, or write truthful fiction?

Well that’s a big question that I won’t even try to answer now, but it’s the lead-in to what promises to be a fascinating panel discussion at the Birkbeck Institute on Saturday 6th June: Talking Books “Novel History”. As one … Continue reading

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