Imagining Ancient Women (CLC Kreisel Lecture) (Paperback)

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By Annabel Lyon, Curtis Gillespie (Introduction by)
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Annabel Lyon's passion for historical novels and her love of ancient Greece make her lecture on the process of creating characters of historical fiction captivating. She discusses the process of wading through historical sources-and avoiding myriad pitfalls-to craft believable people to whom readers can relate. Finding familiarity with figures from the past and then, with the help of hindsight, discovering their secrets, are the foremost tools of the historical novel writer. Readers interested in the literary creative process and in writing or reading historical fiction will find Lyon's comments insightful and intriguing.

About the Author

Annabel Lyon, a Vancouver-based fiction writer and teacher, is the author of several books, including her acclaimed historical novel, The Golden Mean (2009), which was nominated for all three of Canada's major fiction prizes: the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General's Award for English language fiction and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, which she won. Curtis Gillespie has written three books, The Progress of an Object in Motion, Someone Like That, and Playing Through, and his journalism is widely published. He has won numerous awards for his fiction and non-fiction, including the Danuta Gleed Literary Award and three National Magazine Awards. His latest novel is Crown Shyness. He lives in Edmonton with his wife and two daughters.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780888646293
ISBN-10: 0888646291
Publisher: University of Alberta Press
Publication Date: March 31st, 2012
Pages: 68
Language: English
Series: CLC Kreisel Lecture