Chiara Prezzavento

About me

I’m a published historical novelist and playwright in Italy, and a reviewer for HNR – as well as an avid reader. Now I’m trying my hand at historical fiction and theatre in English.

From my website

Of History and Stories

Kate Taylor of The Globe and Mail did this lovely double interview with historical novelists Philippa Gregory and Wayne Johnston, about… well, about how hard it is to make people understand the nature, purpose and rules of historical fiction. Why, why, why, oh why is it that we have to…

Conferencing Away

It all begins in the morning, when an elderly cousin calls to say how lovely you look in that photo in the newspaper… “Oh yes,” you say. “The talk. Tonight.” “How nice,” the cousin coos. “Shakespeare and Marlowe!” “No, just Marlowe.” “Well, that’s not what the paper says…” And this…

The Shakesperience etc.

I tend to be sceptical of enhanced ebooks when it comes to fiction, because it seems to me that the enhancements get in the way of the creative side of reading, by interfering with the reader’s imagination. Nonfiction and study-guides, though, are horses of a different colour. For instance The…

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