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November 15, 2011

Thomas Steinbeck: The son also writes
Like his famous father before him, Thomas Steinbeck is a writer — journalism, screenplays and more recently historical fiction. His latest is “The Silver Lotus.” Steinbeck, who lives in Santa Barbara, will be at Warwick’s Tuesday at 7:30 pm He


Truth, lies and historical fiction; How far can an author go?
Globe and Mail
“Too many critics think of historical fiction as flawed and unreliable history, written by authors too lazy to check the facts. Others condemn it for being insufficiently imaginative, written by authors too lazy to invent.” Philippa Gregory: I think


November 11, 2011

South County Author Debuts Historical Fiction Novel
A historical fiction novel resulted from the stories. My Enemy, My Love has been a 10-year progress, finally coming together this fall. Fiedler said the most satisfying experience of writing the book is the reaction of people who lived in that time

November 10, 2011

Errol Morris Interviews Stephen King
New York Times (blog)
The Editors Stephen King’s new novel inhabits a gray area between fact and fiction. It tells the story of Lee and Marina Oswald in the years leading up to the Kennedy assassination. But this isn’t just historical fiction; it’s a fictional vision of a


Debut Novel Gets Inside Joan of Arc’s Head
New York Times (blog)
So no one was more surprised than she was when she began writing a historical fiction novel titled “The Maid” that would chronicle the life of 15th-century French saint Joan of Arc. “I didn’t have any interest in the Catholic Church; I didn’t have any

‘March’ author Geraldine Brooks shares insights at Fort Collins Reads event
The Coloradoan
“March” is a historical fiction novel that speculates on the Civil War experiences of the father from the classic, “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott. Brooks also wrote the New York Times best-sellers, “People of the Book” and “Year of Wonders,” as
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October 12, 2011

Award Winning Author to Speak at MCCC Writers Conference
5, at 8 am with workshops conducted by other distinguished writers featuring sessions on writing novels, historical fiction, thrillers, young adult fiction, graphic novels, poetry, script writing, memoir, literary magazines, and writers’ groups.

“Mysttic River” author set to release a line of books
Crime fiction writer Dennis Lehane, who wrote the the Kenzie and Gennaro hardboiled mystery series as well as the historical mystery “Shutter Island” is set to oversee the publishing of a series of books according to the associated press.

October 11, 2011

Wayne Johnston combines historical facts with fiction
Toronto Sun
He’s perhaps best known for The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, a work of historical fiction following the journey of Joe Smallwood, the politician who brought Newfoundland into Confederation and became the province’s first premier.
Bestselling Bosses
Business Today
Jvalant Nalin Sampat, is also a first time author of the historical fiction ‘The Tenth Unknown’, set before and during World War-II in India, Asia and Europe. Sampat is very clear that he cannot live off his writing alone.


October 10, 2011

Historical fiction highlights lesser-known Eastern battles, troops of WWII
MMD Newswire (press release)
In “Demyansk: More Tales from the Russian Wilderness, 1941-45” (ISBN 0964238918), Russ Schneider uses the Eastern campaign as the backdrop for his historical fiction. While most Western historians are familiar with the battles of Stalingrad and Moscow,
Novelist David Liss on The Twelfth Enchantment
In David Liss’ new novel, The Twelfth Enchantment (Random House), he has decided to mix historical fiction with a dash of magic and the surprise presence of Lord Byron for good measure. Set in early 1800s England, Liss constructs a tale of the young


Epic story good for the holidays
Times LIVE
All books available from Exclusives HISTORICAL fiction, they say, is not what it used to be – and that’s good news. This, the fifth in Iggulden’s series on the Mongols, tells the epic story of Kublai Khan’s gradual dissolve from peaceful scholar to


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