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Three Queens and a Knave: Interview with C.W. Gortner

C. W. Gortner is one of the most successful writers of popular historical fiction to emerge in recent years. His novels about some ...Read Article

Forgotten, Betrayed, Reviled: The Lost Women of the Bible

It is a truism that history is written by the victors. Western history and culture have their roots deep in the Judaeo-Graeco-Roman tradition, ...Read Article

The Gourmands

First published in the Winter 2011 edition of Solander magazine – copyright remains with the author. Michael J. DeLuca came to “The Gourmands” through rather ...Read Article

The Torch of God

First published in the Winter 2009 edition of Solander magazine – copyright remains with the author. David has a website and blog, and we reviewed ...Read Article

More than a Matter of Words

Lucinda Byatt looks at four Italian historical novels in translation. Walter Scott is generally regarded as the “inventor” of the historical novel, but ...Read Article

The Enduring Specimen

First published in the May 2009 edition of Solander magazine – copyright remains with the author. Jorge Contreras is currently a professor of law in ...Read Article

Making the Leap from Fact to Fiction

Popular historian Alison Weir talks to Lucinda Byatt about her first historical novel. Alison Weir is a name that will be familiar to ...Read Article

Why Anne Boleyn Is the Poster Girl of Historical Fiction

Irene Goodman discusses elements of commercially successful historical fiction. It takes the right combination of an interesting life and commercial appeal to make ...Read Article

Judging a Book in Translation: A Profile of Ismail Kadare

Lucinda Byatt presents the case of Ismail Kadare, winner of the 2005 International Man Booker Prize. The International Man Booker Prize was only awarded ...Read Article

Pioneering Efforts in Christian Historicals

Bethany House, the Minneapolis-based Christian publisher, takes a refreshing approach to historical fiction. Not only do their historical novels sell well, but the ...Read Article

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