An introduction to writing historical fiction from a successful novelist with a track record in this field.

The masterclass will discuss how fact and fiction are blended to produce believable historical fiction. It will discuss the responsibilities versus freedoms which novelists have when recreating real events and people.

At the end of this workshop, participants will have acquired the tools, as well as the confidence, to begin or complete their work of historical fiction.

Martina Devlin has written eight novels, two non-fiction books, a short story collection and two plays. Her latest work is Edith: A Novel about the Irish R.M. writer Edith Somerville. Prizes include the Royal Society of Literature’s V.S. Pritchett Prize and a Hennessy Literary Award.

She writes a weekly current affairs column for the Irish Independent and has been named National Newspapers of Ireland commentator of the year.

Martina hosts the City of Books podcast for Dublin UNESCO City of Literature. She is the first holder of a PhD in literary practice from Trinity College Dublin.

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North Down Museum


Martina Devlin

Getting to Imagining History with Martina Devlin

54.653204616251, -5.6682069

North Down Museum

Town Hall
Castle Park Avenue
BT20 4BT
United Kingdom

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