I am a writer and art historian based in Wales and 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 for New Fiction and the Rome Film Festival Book Initiative. It received a Santander Research Award.
My second novel, Viking Hostage, will be published this year and is set in 10th century France and Wales. Like my first novel, it 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 am one of the founders of the Ifanca Helene James Short Story Competitition http://ifancahelenejamescompetition.wordpress.com
I also write about contemporary artists and I am a keen historical fiction reader.
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‘Once upon a time, far, far away and long, long ago,’ Kate Forsyth opened a wonderfully thought-provoking panel on ‘The Unexplained’ at the Historical Novel Society 2014 Conference in London this weekend. The conference included Conn Iggulden’s very funny and inspiring keynote presentation on filling in the gaps in histories,…
The second year of the Parisot Literary Festival in the south of France runs 10th, 11th and 12th October. On Sunday 12 October 4.30-6.00pm I will be talking about my medieval novels Almodis: The Peaceweaver and The Viking Hostage (due to be published on 1st September) which are both substantially…
Sarah Kenchington, Remote Performances at Loch Ailort. Photo: London Fieldworks. The last two days of the Remote Performances broadcasts are today and tomorrow 12-4.30pm on: http://radioplayer.resonancefm.com/console/ Twenty artists have been working in Glen Nevis in the Scottish Highlands, making new work and presenting live radio broadcasts every afternoon. The project is…