Monday, May 12, 2008

Michael Crummey and Bernice Morgan Discuss the Historical Novel

Authors Michael Crummey and Bernice Morgan have a habit of setting their stories in the past. They were brought together by CBC Radio at Memorial University in St. John’s to discuss the interplay of history and fiction in their writing.

CBC host Jamie Fitzpatrick posed the following questions: How strictly should a novel follow historical record? What kind of responsibility does the author have when a character is based on a real person?

To read more or to hear their conversation with CBC's Jamie Fitzpatrick, follow this link.


Michael Crummey is the author of the audiobook Hard Light: 32 Little Stories, a collection of poems narrated by the author, Ron Hynes and Deidre Gillard Rowlings. It is available from Rattling Books.