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

The lure of another place, another time

My article on English historical novelists living and writing in southern France has just been published in Historical Novels Review. You can read it here: France    Filed under: Historical Fiction Tagged: france, middle ages, writing

Historical Novel Society Conference 2016 in Oxford

The next UK Historical Novel Society conference will be held in Oxford in September 2016. Conference speakers include Fay Weldon, Tracy Chevalier, Melvyn Bragg and Kate Williams. In addition to authors’ presentations, there are panels, workshops, one-to-ones with editors and agents, networking opportunities, 1066 re-enactors and more. The Historical Novel…

Twins in Fiction

Very interesting article on twins in literature by Ann Morgan in The Guardian. My novel, Almodis, features identical twins whose lives take different directions but who continue emotionally connected. I spoke with a number of twins about their experiences as part of my research.Filed under: Fiction Tagged: historical fiction, writing

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