Sydney Writers' Festival: Historical Fact and Fiction - AUS, NSW

HISTORICAL FACT AND FICTION - 23 May 2.30pm - 3.30pm at Sydney Theatre

Edward Rutherfurd, one of the world’s greatest historical novelists, Faramerz Dabhoiwala, author of the intricately researched The Origins of Sex, and Hannah Kent, author of Burial Rites, set in historic Iceland, discuss their research and the differences between historical fact and fiction, with Miriam Cosic. What are the boundaries? Where do they blur? If fiction and non-fiction discover different truths, what can novelists learn from historians, and vice versa?