My most recent articles for the Historical Novel Society can be read by clicking on the book covers below:
Last year I also had the chance to ask Chantal Thomas some questions about her historical novel The Exchange of Princesses. The resulting article is here.
For Bookbrowse.com in the last year in so I’ve reviewed the following books and written “beyond the book” feature articles. Lots of variety in the books and the articles:
High Dive by Jonathon Lee. Article about the Maze Prison and Bobby Sands
The Kindness of Enemies by Leila Aboulela. Article about the meaning of jihad.
Mr Splitfoot by Susanna Hunt. Article about The Golden Record
The Prize by Jill Bialosky. Article about Art inspired by 9/11
Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann. Article about the poet Wallace Stevens
Mrs Engels by Gavin McCrea. Article about the families of Engels and Marx
Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans. Article about evacuees from London in WW2
Barbara the Slut and other people by Lauren Holmes. Article about animals in literary fiction
The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins. Article about old and unusual libraries around the world
The Folded Clock by Heidi Julavits. Article about famous diarists
The Blondes by Emily Schultz. Article about pandemics through history
God Help the Child by Toni Morrison. Article about colorism
The Strangler Vine by Miranda J. Carter. Article about the Indian Goddess, Kali
My Sunshine Away by M. O. Walsh. Article about the Challenger space shuttle disaster
Alphabetical by Michael Rosen. Article about the Voynich Manuscript
The Unquiet Dead by Ausma Zehanat Khan. Article about Radovan Karadzic and the Bosnian conflict.