Loyola University Chicago

Department of History

The Lakefront Historian

Stranger Than History: The Art of Historical Fiction

by Maggie McClain

Conversations at the Newberry Library recently featured “Stranger than Fiction: Tasha Alexander and Susanna Calkins on the Art of Historical Fiction.” The two authors reflected on how their backgrounds as academically-trained historians prepared them for the world of fiction-writing. Alexander and Calkins addressed concerns relevant to writing historical fiction, like heeding the historical mindset of […]

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