Monthly Archives: May 2009

Cover story in Solander

This piece appeared as the cover story for the latest issue of Solander. More than a Matter of Words: Lucinda Byatt looks at four Italian historical novels in translation I’ve included the full article on a separate page (click to … 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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