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August 19, 2012

How Much Fact Goes Into Historical Fiction?

I've been quiet on the blog of late . . . mostly because I'm working on an essay about historical fiction and feminist history for the Los Angeles Review of Books. LARB is a great place for smart reflection on literature, the kind of venue that one could only dream of back when I was in graduated school (in LA).

But I've finally got some clips edited from the program at the wonderful Museum of the African Diaspora (MOAD) in San Francisco, and also from the African American Museum and Library of Oakland (AAMLO). I'll share them in little snippets, starting with this one, which focuses on the balance between history and invention in my novel.

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