What's New in Historical Fiction

05/15/2024 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT

Please join us for What's New in Historical Fiction, a regular panel series featuring historical novelists with new and upcoming titles. Moderated by Colin Mustful, founder of History Through Fiction, this special panel includes:

Donna Russo, author of Vincent's Women
Stephanie Dray, author of Becoming Madam Secretary
Jill George, author of A Hopeless Dawn
Ezra Harker Shaw, author of The Aziola's Cry

Donna Russo is the bestselling author of ten historical novels. She is also an award-winning screenwriter, ghostwriter, and painter, whose critically acclaimed work has been praised with multiple awards and has received a starred review in Publishers Weekly. Her newest novel, Vincent's Women, is the untold story of Vincent's loves: how they shaped his life, his art, and his death. It writes against the 'myths, ' exploring the possibility that none of them are true.

Stephanie Dray is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal & USA Today bestselling author of historical women’s fiction. Her award-winning work has been translated into many languages and tops lists for the most anticipated reads of the year. Her newest novel, Becoming Madam Secretary, is a captivating and dramatic story about an American heroine Frances Perkins, a woman destined to rise in a political world dominated by men.

Jill George is a historical researcher specializing in Victorian era London and Cornwall, UK. Her writing mission is to rebalance history based on women’s successes and the men who supported them. Her newest novel, A Hopeless Dawn, is a gothic suspense historical fiction romance at its best, inspired by the haunting masterpiece painting of the same name by 19th century artist Frank Bramley.

Ezra Harker Shaw is a non-binary writer who loves all things Gothic. While earning their PhD, Harker Shaw explored the collaborative writing of Percy Byssche Shelley and Mary Shelley, a project that led them to write The Aziola’s Cry. Their debut novel, The Aziola's Cry is a story of love, tragedy, and the pursuit of literary greatness intertwined in a tumultuous journey that defies societal norms and tests the resilience of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin and Percy Bysshe Shelley.

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