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Articles Tagged “historical fiction”
Feb 20, 2018 Beaks & Geeks

Chanel Cleeton joins Amy to talk about her new book, NEXT YEAR IN HAVANA. They talk about music playlists, the real family story that inspired the novel, and what she learned while researching the revolution.

Feb 27, 2017 Beaks & Geeks

New York Times bestselling author Allison Pataki of SISI joins Lindsay to talk about the little known Empress, Sisi of Austria, how historical fiction drives powerful storytelling, and why she listens to music for inspiration. Allison also talks about her journey from journalism to full time novelist.

Nov 3, 2016 Beaks & Geeks

Amor Towles, author of the best-selling RULES OF CIVILITY, came on the show to talk about his new book, A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW. He and Amy talk Russian literature, gratifying research and why Andre Agassi is like a good novelist.

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Sep 6, 2016 Beaks & Geeks

Catherine Banner joins Amy to talk about her new novel, The House at the Edge of Night.  They cover character development, researching different time periods, and the culture of small towns.

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Jul 20, 2016 Beaks & Geeks

Yaa Gyasi , author of HOMEGOING, chats with Amy about diaspora, history, her ambitious debut novel, and more.

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Apr 29, 2016 Beaks & Geeks

Lyndsay Faye joins Amy to talk about her new novel, Jane Steele, a brash reimagining of Jane Eyre.

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Jan 28, 2016 Fiction

Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator’s Wife joins our guest host, Kristin Fritz, to talk about her new book, The Swans Of Fifth Avenue.

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Nov 3, 2015 Fiction

Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, came on Beaks & Geeks to talk about her new book about King David, The Secret Chord. She talks about myth vs. history, music, family, and the range of the human experience.

Jul 21, 2015 Fiction

Rebecca Makkai’s new short story collection, Music For Wartime was published this year, shortly after her new novel, The Hundred-year House. She chats with Amy about writing historical fiction, family legacy, and the scandalous 1920’s.

May 5, 2015 Fiction

New York Times bestselling author, Jennifer Chiaverini, talks to Amy about her newest novel, Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule. Chiaverini talks about her research for historical fiction, personal correspondence and writing inspiration.

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