Who writes good historical fiction?

  • Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.
  • The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory.
  • As Meat Loves Salt by Maria McCann.
  • Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier.
  • Abundance by Sena Jeter Naslund.
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.
  • Perfume by Patrick Suskind.

Who writes best historical fiction?

  • The Children of Jocasta. by Natalie Haynes.
  • A Thousand Ships. by Natalie Haynes.
  • The Emperor’s Babe. by Bernadine Evaristo.
  • The Red Tent. by Anita Diamant.
  • The Evening and the Morning. by Ken Follett.
  • The Land Beyond the Sea.
  • The Pillars of the Earth.
  • She Who Became the Sun.

What kind of books does Ken Follett write?

Ken Follett CBE FRSL
Alma materUniversity College London
Period1974–present
GenreThriller, spy novel, historical fiction
Notable worksEye of the Needle The Key to Rebecca The Pillars of the Earth World Without End Whiteout Century Trilogy

Can you write a novel based on a real person?

Using real people in your fiction—whether they are correctly named or not—can be legally hazardous. If an author includes enough details that a specific fictional character is identifiable as an actual person, that person could possibly pursue legal action.

Do historians write books?

Historians write books. That may seem like an obvious point, but it’s an important one. Historians are, perhaps more than any other academic field, a “book-based discipline.” Books are often considered the best (and most prestigious) way for a historian to communicate.

What makes historical fiction unique?

Historical novels capture the details of the time period as accurately as possible for authenticity, including social norms, manners, customs, and traditions. Many novels in this genre tell fictional stories that involve actual historical figures or historical events.

Are novels a good source for historians?

A novel can be as accurate as a history in telling what happened, when, and how. It can, and should, be based on careful research and rigorous analysis of evidence.


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