When Fact and Fiction Merge: Authors Clare Clark, Lesley Downer, and Kate Williams Discuss Writing Historical Fiction

CLARE CLARK’s latest novel, Beautiful Lies (June, 2012) is set in a Jubilee year-1887- fraught with economic uncertainty, riots, and tabloid scandal mongering. Sound familiar? Praised by Hilary Mantel as “one of those writers who can see into the past and help us feel its texture”, Clark’s novel illuminates both Victorian England and our own […]

Writing Family Memoir: Nancy K. Miller, Andrea Stuart, Alba Arikha

Jewish ancestors escaping pogroms in turn-of-the century Russia, white plantation slave owners and black slaves in 17th century Barbados, coming of age in the literary-artistic mileu of 1980s Paris. Three authors discuss the challenges involved in their recently completed family memoirs. In the award-winning What They Saved: Pieces of a Jewish Past, Nancy K. Miller […]

Deborah Moggach: Scriptwriting

The novelist and screenwriter talks about adapting novels to the screen, May 4. Deborah Moggach wrote the screenplay for the film Pride and Prejudice, starring Keira Knightly, which was nominated for a BAFTA. She has adapted Nancy Mitford’s Love in a Cold Climate for BBC and six of her novels for TV (including Seesaw, Close […]