Meet the Authors

17 March 2012, 2.00 PM

Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY

Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY

This is the first in a series of public events as part of Past Matters the University's first Festival of History.

Four leading historians and historical novelists come together to discuss how and why they write about history. An initial panel discussion will explore the differences between history and historical fiction, the importance of research, and the personal stories behind the books. This will be followed by four smaller “book group” sessions, where you can discuss the book of your choice with its author.

Confirmed authors

  • Helen Dunmore 'The Betrayal',
  • Linda Colley 'The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh',
  • Max Egremont 'Forgotten Land: Journeys Among The Ghosts of East Prussia',
  • Kei Miller 'The Last Warner Woman'

 

Programme

2 pm - 3 pm Panel discussion on history writing and historical fiction
3 pm - 3.30 pm     Tea and coffee
3.30 pm - 4.30 pm  Small group discussion with the four authors

Further information from tel: +44 (0)117 3318313 or email: Centre for Public Engagement

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Helen Dunmore

Helen Dunmore

By Linda Colley

By Linda Colley

Kei Miller

Kei Miller