The Perils of Researching Real People in Historical Fiction - with author Lisa Yarde
October 20, 2020
New York Public Library, Jefferson-Market Branch
History is often concerned with events that occurred in the past: the where, when and how. Historical novelists who deal with biography have the literary pleasure of crafting plausible explanations for character, behavior and action.
Join authors of historical fiction Julieta A. Rodrigues and Lisa J. Yarde for an online meeting, in which they discuss how authors can effectively write about historical figures and avoid many of the pitfalls of researching real people. Learn how each author approaches the craft of storytelling and creates a sense of authenticity in their works of fiction. Discover the fascinating and sometimes bizarre details they found while uncovering the best sources for research across multiple periods of history.