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Historical Fiction


Authors discuss what motivates them to write historical fiction and give us a glimpse into their latest book. Assistive listening devices available.


Panelists
Jillian Cantor

Jillian Cantor has a BA in English from Penn State University and an MFA from the University of Arizona. She is the author of award-winning novels for teens and adults, including her most recent critically acclaimed novel, "The Lost Letter" and "The Hours Count and Margot," which was a Library Reads pick....

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Linnea Hartsuyker

Linnea Hartsuyker has an MFA in Creative Writing from NYU and a BS in Material Science and Engineering from Cornell University. She grew up in the middle of hundreds of acres of forest outside Ithaca. In her teens, Linnea's family embarked on a project to trace their ancestry and identify their living relatives....

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Cynthia Swanson

Cynthia Swanson is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of "The Bookseller," which is soon to be a motion picture starring Julia Roberts. An Indie Next selection and the winner of the 2016 WILLA Award for Historical Fiction, "The Bookseller" is being translated into more than a dozen languages....

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