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Blogs of Interest

I’ve compiled a list of blog topics related to medieval history, historical fiction, fantasy, fiction writing, or industry news. Here’s a brief rundown: Mark Lord dicusses Medieval Myths about Witchcraft and Sorcery ABC will air an hourlong documentary about the woman behind the boy wizard, “J.K Rowling: A Year in… Read More »Blogs of Interest

2008 World Fantasy Award Winners

The 2008 World Fantasy Award winners have been announced. The awards include the following categories in fantasy writing and fantasy art: Novel, Novella, Short Story, Anthology, Artist, and Collection. Novel *winner – Ysabel Guy Gavriel Kay [Viking Canada/Penguin Roc] Territory Emma Bull [Tor] Fangland John Marks [Penguin Press]  Gospel of the Knife Will Shetterly… Read More »2008 World Fantasy Award Winners

Peter Vansittart, Historical Fiction Author, Dies at Age 88

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“Peter Vansittart, the English writer who breathed new life into the historical novel by mingling myth with modernity, and by injecting 20th-century preoccupations into historical settings as various as Roman Britain, medieval France and 16th-century Germany, died on Oct. 4, in Ipswich, Suffolk. He was 88 and lived in Kersey.”… Read More »Peter Vansittart, Historical Fiction Author, Dies at Age 88