Category Archives: historical fiction

Writing up Scotswrite 2017

It’s been a spectacular team effort, but we made it! So just as 2017 is closing, it seemed about time to write up my bit about Scotswrite 2017. The conference was held in September this year and organised by the … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Helen Dunmore. The Moment: Gone Forever, but also Here, Now

I was very saddened to read of Helen Dunmore’s death earlier this month and I wanted to republish this (rather long) interview that describes our meeting in Edinburgh, back in 2008.  I can still picture her sitting in the Signing … Continue reading

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Commemorating the First World War in Fiction

We will remember them. Commemorating the First World War in fiction. BY LUCINDA BYATT, M.K. TOD & EMMA CAZABONNE Memory and storytelling, the art of bringing past events alive, are arguably among the most powerful drivers of historical fiction. Recent … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Jane Howard: a short tribute

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

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