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historical fiction

  • literary journalism

    Sebastian Barry interview

    After debating which gesture, virus oblige, is meant to replace the handshake (an elbow-bump? a Vulcan salute?), I sit down with Sebastian Barry to discuss his new book A Thousand Moons.…

  • literary journalism

    Profile of Hilary Mantel

    What better day to parse the love life of Henry VIII with Hilary Mantel than St Valentine’s – at its origin, a celebration of courtly love? As Storm Dennis howled…

  • literary journalism

    From fact to fairy tale

    Can fiction be flexible with historical facts?

    In commercial fiction, it’s not sex but schmaltz that sells. “I tattooed a number on her arm. She tattooed her name on my heart,”…