Literary

A Supreme Master: Michael Ondaatje’s New Novel, Warlight

Michael Ondaatje needs little introduction. Born in Sri Lanka and partly educated in London before emigrating as a teenager in the early 1960s ...Read Article

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

Travelling the centuries with the 2013 Booker longlist

Six of this year’s thirteen Booker longlisted titles are historical novels, spanning the centuries from the Crucifixion to the late twentieth century. ...Read Article

Mark Patton on his novel about Cogidubnus, client King in early Roman Britain

RL: An Accidental King might be subtitled “I, Cogidubnus” – a first person narrative charting the life of a British client king in early ...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

WSP Masterclass Series 2013: 3: Anthony Quinn on ‘astonishing disparities’

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

WSP Masterclass Series 2013: 2: Pat Barker on the ‘deepest drives’

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

Anton DiSclafani talks The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls with Arleigh Johnson

AJ: Your protagonist, Thea, grows up on a citrus farm in Florida, but is placed in a boarding school in the mountains of ...Read Article

WSP Masterclass Series 2013: 1: Rose Tremain on musicality

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