How popular is historical fiction and why? That is the question our four speakers will be discussing today. Spread throughout the day we will have lectures from author Elizabeth Chadwick; historians Justin Champion and Tracey Loughran; and pubilsher Peter Straus. Questions about the popularity of anything are always difficult to tie down to a single issue (or at least relatively few issues) so it will be interesting to hear what this diverse group of speakers will have to say about the matter.
In addition we have several more book reviews, opinion pieces and resources for you to look at as the day progresses.
Day 2: Programme
The conference programme can be found via a link on the left-hand column and will be updated at the end of each day with links to the day’s items. However, each day we will also update you with the day’s proceedings. It should be noted that all times are British GMT.