Tagged: historical fiction

Escapism booms while Black British figures lead key submissions, editors say

Figures such as Michaela Coel and Marcus Rashford are driving change in publishing tastes, while editors are also seeking out more escapist and historical fiction, editors... Read more

Aussies rule the shortlist for £25k Walter Scott Prize

Three Australian authors are on the shortlist for the £25,000 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, including Pip Williams, whose debut novel explores the beginnings of the Oxford English Dictionary.... Read more

Johns' 'beautiful' Japanese time-slip novel the stuff of Legend

Legend Press has snapped up Ana Johns' "beautiful" time-slip novel, The Woman in the White Kimono, billed as “competition for Memoirs of a Geisha”.... Read more

Six Riches novels to H&S

Hodder & Stoughton has bought six Roman historical fiction books by Anthony Riches in a six-figure deal. Carolyn Caughey at Hodder & Stoughton bought world... Read more

Walter Scott shortlist announced

Martin Amis and Hermione Eyre are among the authors on the shortlist for this year’s £30,000 Walter Scott Prize. The shortlist, announced last night at... Read more

The Inspiration behind Dark Aemilia

Author Sally O'Reilly discusses the historical figure who inspired her latest novel, Dark Aemilia.  Read more

Anna Hope: Interview

Anna Hope on her First World War-set novel Wake, set around the mystery of The Unknown Soldier Read more

The truth about husband-hunting

Set in 1820s Bath, Katherine Webb's The Misbegotten uncovers the darkness behind Jane Austen's marriage plots Read more

Alison Weir's Desert Island Books

Author of A Dangerous Inheritance Alison Weir reveals the books she couldn't do without Read more

James Heneage: Our Debt to Byzantium

James Heneage on how ancient conflicts haven't changed all that much Read more

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