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Daring to Own an Icon: Writing Historical Fiction

By Ann Napolitano I’ve always been fascinated by historical fiction. I marveled at the guts of Michael Cunningham, setting out to re-imagine the grand Virginia Woolf in The Hours. I crept nervously into The Master by Colm Toibin, because Henry James is one of my favorite writers and I was afraid Toibin would …

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Brave article about writing a historical fiction book based upon a real life person who lived during very recent history. Historical fiction is challenging enough but I applaud those writers who tackle real life people and write novels about them.