Hilary Mantel, two-time Man-Booker prize-winner said, ‘History is not the past: it’s the method we’ve evolved of organising our ignorance of the past… It’s what’s left in the sieve when the centuries have run through it.’
This course will help you pick through the sieve to find the gold you need to tell your story.
Over five weeks, under the guidance of Lauren Chater, author of three historical novels, we will explore the most important elements of historical fiction including setting, voice, structure, research and rewriting. Through weekly exercises we will explore how the best writers of this genre weave together fact and fiction to create memorable stories and characters that will intrigue and enchant readers.
Your course includes:
• 5 weeks of 2 hour evening tutorials
• A complimentary copy of a recent A&U publication
• On completion of the course, alumni discounts on future Faber Writing Academy courses and books from the Allen & Unwin Website