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How authors can promote their work on Goodreads

Here is the presentation Patrick Brown from Goodreads gave to our HNS – Northern California chapter over the weekend of 14th July 2012. It’s ...Read Article

Diana Gabaldon and Margaret George on the importance of historic sites for their writing

Margaret George, author of some of the finest biographical historical fiction of recent years, and Diana Gabaldon, author of the bestselling Outlander series ...Read Article

MM Bennetts interviews Nancy Bilyeau on the nail-biting day before the winner of the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger is announced

Nancy Bilyeau‘s first novel, The Crown, a Tudor mystery steeped in the morally twisted world of the Dissolution of the Monasteries, has ...Read Article

Difficult, sexy, kind – Margaret James on what makes a perfect man (and more)

In 2000 Richard Lee had the privilege to judge the Elizabeth Goudge Prize at the RNA’s conference that year. It was a near ...Read Article

Walter Scott Prize shortlist 2012: who should win?

[toc] About the Walter Scott Prize The Walter Scott Prize, I feel, is still finding its feet as a literary prize. Founded in 2009, ...Read Article

Walter Scott Prize: The Sisters Brothers

[toc] The Sisters Brothers: When genre gets literary Patrick deWitt’s first novel, Ablutions, a short novel about a descent into addiction, attracted ...Read Article

Philippa Gregory on her new YA series Order of Darkness and more…

Philippa Gregory is an iconic writer best known for her massively successful Tudor Court series, which began with The Other Boleyn Girl, since ...Read Article

Raising a Plymouth Gin and Dubonnet to Queen Elizabeth II

We’ve been keeping quiet here about the Jubilee. We know it is divisive. Members may be monarchists or republicans, royalists or parliamentarians. ...Read Article

Walter Scott Prize: The Quality of Mercy

[toc] Barry Unsworth’s The Quality of Mercy: when the Historical Novel tackles the ‘big issue’ Barry Unsworth has been shortlisted for the ...Read Article

Walter Scott Prize shortlist: Half Blood Blues

[toc] Esi Edugyan’s Half Blood Blues: fiddling while Rome burns Edugyan’s first novel, The Second Life of Samuel Tyne, garnered some ...Read Article

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