Items Tagged With historical fiction

Thoreau the Magical Realist, Embracing Ambivalence, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.9.16

Iraq war veterans on writing fiction; college students prefer print books to digital; racy Tagore translation pulled from Chinese stores; and other news.

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The Missing Locket: An Invitation to Wonder

by Jeannine Atkins

Special Section

Posted 12.15.15

Jeannine Atkins

When writing historical fiction, the novelist must become an archaeologist—combining research and imagination to excavate relics of the past, confront ghosts, and make old stories new again.

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Odds on Murakami for Nobel Prize, the Revelations of Marilynne Robinson, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.6.14

Akashic Books to launch left-leaning sports imprint; Margaret Sullivan weighs in on Amazon-Hachette dispute; U.K. bookstores launch "Super Thursday"; and other news.

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Hilary Mantel’s Controversial New Short Story, the Slow Reading Movement, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.19.14

A marathon Dylan Thomas reading; forthcoming books on ISIS; the debate about young adult fiction; and other news.

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Fellowships for Creative Writers

Fellowships for Creative Writers

Fellowships are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers for monthlong residencies at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, to research pre-twentieth-century American history and culture. A stipend of $1,150 to $1,350 and on-campus housing is provided; fellows residing off-campus receive $1,850. The fellowships support research for creative work that informs the general public, such as historical poems and novels. Residencies may take place any time in 2016. Submit 10 copies of up to 25 pages of poetry or prose, a five-page project proposal, a résumé, and two letters of recommendation (sent directly to AAS by the references) by October 5. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

W. Y. Boyd Literary Award

W. Y. Boyd Literary Award

A prize of $5,000 is given annually for a novel published in the previous year that is set in a period when the United States was at war. Publishers or authors may submit seven copies of a book published in 2015 by December 1. There is no entry fee. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.