I am a writer and art historian based in Oxford and southern France. My first historical novel, Almodis: The Peaceweaver (Impress Books, 2011, www.impress-books.co.uk ISBN 9781907605055), is set in 11th century Toulouse and Barcelona and tells the story of the Occitan female lord, Almodis of La Marche. It was shortlisted for the Impress Prize and the Rome Film Festival Book Initiative.
I am working on a second novel, The Viking Hostage, set in 10th century France, Norway and the Isle of Man. Like my first novel, this is based on real historical characters and incidents. The story springs from the kidnap of a French noblewoman on the night before her wedding, during a Viking raid of an island monastery.
I also publish books, essays and articles on contemporary artists. My recent art projects include a journey on a homemade river raft; an artists and writers treehouse studio in the Scottish Highlands; an examination of Cold War cultural politics presented at the Moscow Biennale 2011.
From my website
I am giving a talk on my novel Almodis: The Peaceweaver at University of Reading this week. It is a seminar for history postgraduate students, and I will discussing the controversial relationship between historical fiction and history.
Last week I participated in a local authors’ salon organised by the Tourist Information Office in Laguepie, a village in the south of France, where I live part of the year. My novel, Almodis, is a fictionalised account of the life of the 11th century Countess of Toulouse and Barcelona.…
Tracey Warr Almodis The Peaceweaver: An 11th century Female Lord at The Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury, London EC2V 7HH Tuesday 15 May 2012 5.45pm for 6pm talk followed by wine reception 7-8pm Tickets are free but please book in advance as space is limited: 020 7332 1870 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/guildhalllibrary Tracey Warr…