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Episode 25: The Past Is Another Country: Writing Historical Fiction

(Cynthia Mahamdi, Philip Gerard, Ron Hansen) The appeal of combining history and storytelling is evident in the popularity of historical fiction and films. But this is an uneasy union, much debated by historians. Three historical novelists share their ideas on the processes, ethics, and challenges of this genre, including doing research and transforming data intro drama, the ethics of key decision-making processes, and the special challenges of writing historicals set in Non-Western cultures.

Published Date: August 3, 2011

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