Consciousness of the Past: A Night of Historical Fiction

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“The power of historical fiction for bad and for good can be immense in shaping consciousness of the past.”

—historian and author Antony Beevor 

Litquake’s annual women’s night features readings by ten amazing authors with novels that cover a vast territory of time and place, from America’s westward expansion of the 1800s, to 1890s colonial Malaya, Nazi-stricken Europe, and the early years of Silicon Valley. In each instance, the author takes the reader on a journey of both fact and fantasy: the intoxicating combination that the genre offers. Each author has learned the tricky craft described by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks: “Taking the factual record as far as it is known, using that as scaffolding, and then letting imagination build the structure that fills in those things we can never find out for sure.”