Tracey Warr

About me

I am a writer and art historian based in Wales and France. My first novel, Almodis the Peaceweaver (Impress Books, 2011, 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. It received a Santander Research Award.

My second novel, The Viking Hostage (Impress Books, 2014, ISBN 9781907605598) 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

I also write about contemporary artists and I am a keen historical fiction reader.

From my website

Posts from an Island 2 of 5: Utopias and Dystopias

Sea Horse By Andrepiazza (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons Diagram Trying to figure out what kind of a future world I might be writing about I came up with this diagram via, and adapted from, W.H. Auden, Samuel R. Delany and Gerry Canavan (see Delaney’s interview…

Posts from an Island 1 of 5: Place

Ice Pack, Suomenlinna Island, Finland, January 2015 I am currently writer in residence for Frontiers in Retreat on Suomenlinna island, off Helsinki, in Finland, where I am working on a novel, set 200 years in the future, called The Water Age. My working process is embodied and sited: writing on…

Fiction Event at The Guildhall, London

  The End of Time: 10th Century Vikings in France and Wales Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury, London EC2V 7HH Wednesday, 1 April 2015 from 14.00 to 15.00 (BST)     Tracey Warr will talk about the history behind her new novel, The Viking Hostage, set in late 10th century France and Wales, weaving together…

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