Category Archives: historical fiction

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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Bánffy’s Transylvanian Trilogy on 2013 Notable Fiction List

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

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