Historical Friction

How does historical fiction help us understand what is happening in our world today?

C.W. Gortner, Gail Tsukiyama, and Maggie Anton, all authors celebrated for their contributions to the corpus of historical fiction, discuss their latest books, and the benefits and challenges of writing in this unique genre.

Topics discussed include:

Balancing History and Fiction in Historical Fiction

Historical Language in Historical Fiction

Representing the Minority View Through Historical Fiction

Filmed at the Book Expo Group in San Jose, California in October, 2008

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