Rosemary Sutcliff, Karen Cushman want life in the bones of history via books | Sutcliff Discovery of the Day

Rosemary Sutcliff and Karen Cushman are ‘moved to write historical fiction’ for the same reason

I write historical fiction because those are the stories that take me over. Rosemary Sutcliff, writer of gorgeous historical novels for young people, said, ‘Historians and teachers, you and your kind can produce the bare bones; I and my kind breathe life into them.’ That’s what I’m interested in — the life in those bones.

Source: Bildungsroman blog interview

Author: Anthony Lawton

Chair, Sussex Dolphin, family company which looks after the work of eminent children’s & historical fiction author Rosemary Sutcliff (1920-92). Formerly CEO, chair & trustee of various charity, cultural & educational enterprises in UK.

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