Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Reading the past

Recently, I found Sarah Johnson's blog. She's a Reviews Editor for the Historical Novel Society, and recently gave a lecture at a conference. The talk was called Reading the Past: the appeal and characteristic of Historical Fiction, and it was blogged by an organisation called the YALSA. Amongst other things, Johnson says that readers aren't very forgiving of mistakes in, or changing, the history ...

4 Comments:

At 9:28 pm BST, Blogger Sarah Cuthbertson said...

Is this God's way of telling you to get on with SoD or LOTR?

 
At 9:31 pm BST, Blogger Sarah Cuthbertson said...

Oops, sorry. My previous comment belonged to your job update post -- I hadn't even read this post yet!

 
At 11:04 pm BST, Blogger Alex Bordessa said...

I see what you mean :-) I was gently wondering on that point myself, though without the reference to god. But I sorely need to earn some, what they call, er, cash.

 
At 1:25 am BST, Blogger Sarah said...

Thanks for noting my new blog. Whoever blogged my conference talk didn't make note of the subtle humor I tried to inject into the presentation (people laughed, anyway, and not always when I expected them to!), but she seemed to get the major points. I'm just hoping that the conference people decided not to audiotape it (ugh) like they said they might.

Good luck in the continuing job search!

 

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