Historical Fiction Panel 2016

17th September at Lift Youth Hub, 45 White Lion Street, nr Angel Tube, Islington N1 9PW

Fourth Panel, starting at 16:00

Alison Morton writes Roman-themed alternative history thrillers with strong heroines. Three of the series, Successio, Aurelia and Insurrectio, have been selected as Historical Novel Society’s Indie Editor’s Choices. Aurelia was a finalist for the prestigious HNS Indie Award for 2016. The first four books have been awarded the BRAG Medallion.

A ‘Roman nut’ since age 11, Alison has misspent decades of holidays clambering over Roman sites throughout Europe. She holds a MA History, blogs about Romans and administers the HNS Facebook group.

Connect with Alison at http://alison-morton.com, Facebook Alison Morton Author, Twitter @alison_morton

Orna Ross writes novels, poems and the Go Creative! books and is Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors.

After the Rising and Before the Fall are the first two of a trilogy of novels set in Ireland during the early 20th C.

Her Secret Rose is the first of her trilogy about the poet WB Yeats.

Review on BookMuseUK

Radhika Swarup spent a nomadic childhood in India, Italy, Qatar, Pakistan, Romania and England, which gave her a keen sense for the dispossessed. She read Economics at Cambridge, following which she worked in investment banking before turning to writing.
She has written opinion pieces for Indian broadsheets and the Huffington Post as well as short stories for publications including the Edinburgh Review.
Where the River Parts is her first novel.

Review on BookMuse UK

JD Smith spends most of her time attempting to remain professional, efficient, talented and affordable, because so many of her lovely clients have given her testimonials to that effect, whilst trying to keep her three children from switching off the wireless router, unplugging power cables and writing on her Facebook wall.

Jane is the author of the novella, Tristan and Iseult, and The Overlord series, comprising The Rise of Zenobia, The Fate of an Emperor and The Better of Two Men. The next in the series is due out in 2016.

Sadly we have lost Piers Alexander to a research trip in the US! JD Smith is taking his place.

Piers Alexander’s first novel is The Bitter Trade, is about coffee racketeering and the Glorious Revolution of 1688. It won TLC’s Pen Factor and a Global Ebook Award, and was selected for WHSmith’s Fresh Talent.
He is also co-founder of two media companies, and lives in London.

The Historical Fiction panel will be chaired by author, Jane Davis. Jane is the author of six novels, including the historical novel, I Stopped Time. Her writing has been compared with Kate Atkinson and Maggie O'Farrell.

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