Saturday, August 13, 2011

David Liss Interview

There's a nice interview with bestselling historical author David Liss over at Book(ed) Passage. He's promoting his new book, The Twelfth Enchantment.

He says lots of smart stuff, like:

"I always put character and story before research, so as much as possible, I try to bring in historical detail in such a way that it seems like an organic part of the novel, and not something tacked on or a duty to discharge."

Ah, yes, something I say often to aspiring historical novelists, and something I should remember as I return to historical material myself.

(Oh, and he mentions me!)

You can read the whole thing HERE.

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