Writing Historical Fiction: A Writers' & Artists' Companion is an invaluable companion for a writer working in this challenging and popular literary genre, whether your period is Ancient Rome or World War II.
PART 1 includes reflections on the genre and provides a short history of historical fiction.
PART 2 contains guest contributions from Margaret Atwood, Ian Beck, Madison Smartt Bell, Ronan Bennett, Vanora Bennett, Tracy Chevalier, Lindsay Clarke, Elizabeth Cook, Anne Doughty, Sarah Dunant, Michel Faber, Margaret George, Philippa Gregory, Katharine McMahon, Valerio Massimo Manfredi, Hilary Mantel, Alan Massie, Ian Mortimer, Kate Mosse, Charles Palliser, Orhan Pamuk, Edward Rutherfurd, Manda Scott, Adam Thorpe, Stella Tillyard, Rose Tremain, Alison Weir and Louisa Young.
PART 3 offers practical exercises and advice on such topics as research, plots and characters, mastering authentic but accessible dialogue and navigating the world of agents and publishers.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 312 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm
A treasure trove of elegant and inspiring thoughts about historical fiction, cut with hard-nosed practical advice. A must for all writers and lovers of the field. * Madeline Miller, author of The Song of Achilles *
Celia Brayfield and Duncan Sprott have put together a guide to writing historical fiction that is both friendly and instructive, welcoming readers and writers to the genre ... the insight into how successful authors work and the advice they give to anyone wishing to write historical fiction should prove to be a positive preface for many future novelists. -- Sarah Powell * Reference Reviews, Vol. 29.1 *