James Bicheno

About me

James Bicheno is a writer of historical fiction and poetry and has dabbled in microfiction, short stories and scriptwriting. He has a BA (Hons) in History, an Undergraduate Diploma in Literature and Creative Writing and an MA in Creative Writing.

James has written two novels, one is the beginning of a series set during the Viking Age and the second is a stand-alone book set shortly after the Russian Revolution. He is currently seeking representation while he is writing his third novel, set in an alternative history.

James keeps a blog and is currently doing a ‘Read Through History.’ Check it out to see what it’s all about!

From my website

Read Through History: September 2015

Autumn is sort-of arriving. Festival season has been and gone and for about two months shops have been selling Christmas stuff. In the meantime, here’s what I’ve read this month: 1)┬áThe Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson. What if the Black Death had wiped out ninety nine…

Festival of Writing 2015: The Last Bit

The final workshop I attended was Psychic Distance with Debi Alper which was very interesting and useful. I attended this session last year and there is a blog post all about it. The Festival was rounded up with a closing address with Eve Harris in conversation with Diane Beaumont. They…

Festival of Writing 2015 Scene Nine: Here be Dragons

Sadly there were no pet dragons at the University of York but I did learn how to create a sense of place in the next session. Allie Spencer’s workshop followed on nicely from World Building and discussed how to create a sense of place in the world that now exists…

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