Friday, August 14, 2009

HT News

Julianne from Writing the Renaissance is giving away not one, but two copies of The White Queen by Philippa Gregory.

Allie from Histfic Chick is hosting her first ever giveaway, and it is a signed copy of The Heretic Queen by one of Historical Tapestry's favourite people, Michelle Moran.

Arleigh from has just announced two new giveaways. The first is for The Red Tent by Anita Diamant (this is the book that started Marg on blogging all those years ago!) and the second is Queen of Shadows by Edith Felber.

Do you follow author's you like on social network sites like Facebook or Twitter? Often you find out information like the fact that the proposal for Deanna Raybourn's fourth Lady Julia Grey novel has been accepted. Of course, that means that the book is still a fair time away from being published, but it's a first step at least! Can't wait!

Not too long ago, the longlist for the annual Booker Prize were announced and books with historical settings were very well represented. One of the nominations is The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters and now you can read an interview with her about her reaction to being nominated and about the book. There are also interviews with the other long listed authors. Other authors who have been nominated for novels with historical settings, admittedly some more historical than others, are:

Adam Foulds for The Quickening Maze
AS Byatt for The Children's Book
Simon Mawer for The Glass Room
Sarah Hall for How to Paint a Dead Man
Hilary Mantel for Wolf Hall
Sebastian Barry for The Secret Scripture
Philip Hensher for The Northern Clemency
Amitav Ghosh for Sea of Poppies
Gaynor Arnold for The Girl in the Blue Dress

1 comment:

  1. Can I make a quick suggestion? If you want to know of when a favourite author or book is mentioned on the web, open a Google account (free) and set up an email alert. Then you'll be advised by email when Google indexes new content relating to the name (or phrase, like, historical romance or whatever) you specify. It's very useful and free.