Interviews

Sarah_Dartmouth house_June 14_smlBeing new to historical novel writing I wanted to understand the process. How does a novelist decide when they leave the history behind and follow the action? What’s more important – research or story? The answer is always story – fiction needs to hook a reader and keep them guessing and asking the question, what happens next?  But all novelists take a different approach.

 

So I asked some best selling authors how they went about writing ancient Rome. Here’s what they had to say …

STEVEN SAYLOR INTERVIEW -15th October 2010
Bouchercon Crime Writing Conference 2010, San Francisco
https://hydra.hull.ac.uk/resources/hull:8374

 

 

ALLAN MASSIE INTERVIEW – 15th April 2013
Edinburgh Summerhall Historical Fiction Festival 2013
https://hydra.hull.ac.uk/resources/hull:8372

 

 

Bernadine-EvaristoBERNARDINE EVARISTO INTERVIEW – 1 June 2012 English Speaking Union, Dartmouth House, London
https://hydra.hull.ac.uk/resources/hull:8371

Photograph: Celebrity Pictures

 

 

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