Judith Starkston

About me

Judith Starkston writes novels set in the period of the Trojan War and the Hittite Empire. If you ever wondered how Briseis, the slave of Achilles in the Iliad, could love the man who killed her husband and brothers and destroyed her city, you’ll want to read my manuscript, especially if you like strong women and half-immortal lovers. I received my B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz and my M.A. from Cornell University. I taught high school English, Latin, and humanities for twenty-one years. I have travelled in Turkey and Greece as research for my work and have taken to haunting the university libraries where my children are receiving their expensive educations since they are better than what’s locally available. I live in Phoenix, Arizona with my husband and golden retriever, Socrates.

From my website

What’s New and Old and Read All Over? The state of fiction set in the ancient world

I recently conducted a series of interviews with many writers of fiction set in the ancient world and put together one of the cover articles for Historical Novels Review. Ordinarily you need to be a member (which I highly recommend you become!) to read the magazine, but I'm allowed to…

Weekly Roundup of History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom May 21-27

Some personal news, Hand of Fire is transitioning to a new publishing home and some posts I enjoyed from around the web: the excavations of Shakespeare's Curtain theatre continue to surprise and a paper arguing that Roman women had more independence than we thought. (kind of depends on what you…

Weekly Roundup of History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom May 14-20

Some posts I enjoyed from around the web this week: Athenian Trireme sails again, Bronze Age Cyprus wowing with size and reach, Tut disappointment, writing from a cartoon

 
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