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Why Hilary Green’s tenth published novel, The Last Hero, was also her first written.

RL: The opening of the Last Hero won our Kythira prize a dozen years ago. How did you come to write it? Was ...Read Article

WSP Masterclass Series 2013: 4: Hilary Mantel ‘like some inky clerk with a quill, scratching to keep up’

The Walter Scott Prize shortlisted authors are at the pinnacle of contemporary literary historical fiction. We have asked each of them how they ...Read Article

A Novel of Universal Times

In the final article in our series of features on the novels shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize, we explore how Rose Tremain ...Read Article

A Victorian Novel for the Modern Reader

In the fifth in our series of features on the novels shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize, we examine how Anthony Quinn creates ...Read Article

Hilary Mantel’s compromise between Then and Now

In the fourth in our series of features on the novels shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize, we examine how Hilary Mantel remains ...Read Article

A poetic soul within a prickly persona

In the third of our series of features on the language of the six historical novels shortlisted for this year’s Walter Scott ...Read Article

A Step Removed: Character and Dialogue in ‘Daughters of Mars’

In the second of our series of features looking at the language of the six historical novels shortlisted for this year’s Walter ...Read Article

Walter Scott Prize 2013: Using the Language of the Dead.

Last year we looked at the Walter Scott Prize shortlist trying to define ‘literary historical fiction‘.  This year we want to think about ...Read Article