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Historical Fiction


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What’s new is old again – at least in this special edition of The Next Big Thing, where we’re celebrating fresh voices in historical fiction. Come and meet the latest crop of writers exploring new ways to tell stories set in the past.


David Dyer

David Dyer has had a life-long obsession with the Titanic and has become an expert on the subject. In 2009, he was awarded a Commonwealth Government scholarship to write The Midnight Watch as part of a Doctorate in Creative Arts at the University of Technology, Sydney. The d... Read more

Dominique Wilson

Dominique Wilson was born in Algiers to French parents. She grew up in a country torn by civil war, until she and her family fled to Australia. She is the author of the novels That Devil’s Madness (2016) and The Yellow Papers (2014), both published by Transit Lounge, and he... Read more

Lesley Truffle

London-born Australian Lesley Truffle has travelled extensively and worked in London and Japan. Her first novel Hotel du Barry was published in February 2016 and she is currently working on her second novel Sacha Torte. At present she’s living in a garret in Melbourne. She’s worked as a sec... Read more

Alexander Bennetts

Alexander Bennetts is a writer and editor, who studies Creative Writing at RMIT in Melbourne. His work has been published in The Lifted Brow, Stilts, Funny Ha Ha and Voiceworks. He was born on a steamboat in the mouth of the River Derwent


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