There is an interesting discussion on gender in Historical Fiction at Karen Essex's blog. The conversationalists are Karen Essex, CW Gortner and Margaret George. (Thanks to Amanda for the heads up on Twitter!).
Robert Hicks has been interviewed on BlogTalkRadio about his new book A Separate Country. I must confess that Hicks is an author who I have been meaning to read ever since his first book came out (yes another one of those authors!LOL), maybe one day I will.
The shortlist for the Ellis Peters Historical Awards has been announced and includes:
Rennie Airth: The Dead of Winter (Macmillan)
Philip Kerr: If the Dead Rise Not (Quercus)
Shona MacLean: The Redemption of Alexander Seaton (Quercus)
Mark Mills: The Intelligence Officer (HarperCollins)
Andrew Williams: The Interrogator (John Murray)
Laura Wilson: An Empty Death (Orion Publishing Group)
The winner will be announced on October 29th.
A Girl Walked Into a Bookstore is giving away a copy of the Booker Prize shortlisted novel The Children's Book by AS Byatt.
One Person's Journey Through A World of Books is giving away a copy of Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian
5 Minutes For Books is giving away a copy of Philippa Gregory's The White Queen