Steve Wingate sits down with Gary Schanbacher to discuss his debut novel, Crossing Purgatory, and the challenges of writing historical literary fiction about a time and place that has inspired so much pulp: the 19th century American West.
Posts Tagged ‘historical fiction’
Our current feature is Peter Geye’s new novel, The Lighthouse Road, which was published by Unbridled Books in October. He is also the author of Safe from the Sea. Geye received his MFA from the University of New Orleans and his PhD from Western Michigan University, where he was editor of Third Coast. He’s also [...]
With her latest novel, Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein pushes the limits of the YA genre.
Shortlisted for the Booker, Tan’s novel pits Japanese atrocities in Malaya against an enduring love of their gardens.
Huong’s sixth novel in translation imagines the final days of Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh in a project of Tolstoyesque landscape and character.
Hello again, FWR friends. Welcome to the latest installment of our “First Looks” series, which highlights soon-to-be released books that have piqued my interest as a reader-who-writes. We publish “First Looks” here on the FWR blog around the 15th of each month, and as always, I’d love to hear your comments and your recommendations of [...]
First Looks, June 2012: The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln and The Receptionist: An Education at The New Yorker
Hello again, FWR friends. Welcome to the latest installment of our new blog series, “First Looks,” which highlights soon-to-be released books that have piqued my interest as a reader-who-writes. We publish “First Looks” here on the FWR blog around the middle of each month, and as always, I’d love to hear your [...]
How do you write a compelling fiction when the reader knows what happens?
Doomed love with a dark twist. Lush historical details elevate Ron Rash’s The Cove.
With her debut novel, Regina O’Melveny’s heroine embarks on a journey through Renaissance Europe. Indebted to The Bard, the book inhabits many worlds worth exploring.