Imagining Ancient Women by Annabel LyonImagining Ancient Women by Annabel Lyon

Imagining Ancient Women

byAnnabel LyonIntroduction byCurtis Gillespie

Paperback | March 23, 2012

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Annabel Lyon's passion for historical novels and her love of ancient Greece make her lecture on the process of creating characters of historical fiction captivating. She discusses the process of wading through historical sources-and avoiding myriad pitfalls-to craft believable people to whom readers can relate. Finding familiarity with figures from the past and then, with the help of hindsight, discovering their secrets, are the foremost tools of the historical novel writer. Readers interested in the literary creative process and in writing or reading historical fiction will find Lyon's comments insightful and intriguing.
Annabel Lyon, a Vancouver-based fiction writer and teacher, is the author of several books, including her acclaimed historical novel, The Golden Mean (2009), which was nominated for all three of Canada’s major fiction prizes: the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Award for English language fiction and the Rogers Writers’...
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Title:Imagining Ancient WomenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 8.96 × 5.25 × 0.2 inPublished:March 23, 2012Publisher:Canadian Literature Centre / Centre de littérature canadienneLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0888646291

ISBN - 13:9780888646293

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"[This public lecture] gives first-person insight into the golden aura of fiction, the place where reality is transformed and enhanced by visceral imagination.... Her first-person approach to history with human perspective gives empirical reality to her characters, male and female, living in the moment. Her Kreisel lecture not only provides insight into her process, but is a valuable primer on writing real history through the telling of personal stories." Linda Rogers, The Malahat Review, Winter 2012