HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY AUSTRALASIA CONFERENCE 2017

I am a speaker at the 2017 Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA) conference in Melbourne whcih will be held  8th to 10th September 2017. The weekend programme will showcase over 50 speakers discussing craft, research, inspiration, publishing and personal histories. We are excited to welcome Kerry Greenwood as our guest author. Other wonderful historical novelists appearing are Kate Forsyth, Sophie Masson Nicole Alexander, Libby Hathorn, Sulari Gentill,  Lucy Treloar, Pamela Hart, Anna Campbell, Natasha Lester, Felicity Pulman, Robyn Cadwallader, Melissa Ashley,  Kim Kelly, Gillian Polack, Pamela Rusby, Barbara Gaskell Denvil and Elisabeth Storrs.  

12.15 – 1.15 pm (Stream 2) Session Four on Saturday 9th September

WORLDS AT WAR: THE APPEAL OF 20TH CENTURY HISTORICAL FICTION

The history of the early to mid-20th century now falls within the definition of ‘historical fiction’. Why do novels depicting the great conflicts of modern times hold such fascination? And has war fiction replaced Tudor fiction as ‘the favourite flavour’ for readers and publishers? 

Julian Novitz discusses these questions with Paddy Richardson, Elise McCune, Justin Sheedy and Julian Leatherdale.