Historical Novel Society North America Conference 2023

Published on Wednesday 8th February 2023 by Griff Hosker

I am really excited to be going back to the Historical Writers Conference. This year it is in San Antonio, Texas, one of my favourite American cities. I will be there from the 6th of June through to the 12th and speaking on Saturday the 10th of June with other writers. I will be talking about conflicts in books. As you will all realise I have written about wars ancient medieval and modern .

The journey out will be a long one. Durham Tees Valley to Amsterdam- a night in Amsterdam- flight to Detroit and then just a hop to San Antonio.

If any of my readers or colleagues are attending, let me know, I would love to catchup. I will be taking some books to give away.



I am part of a panel on the Saturday:-
Saturday, 2:45-3:45 PM
Writing about Wars in a Time of War – Salon I
Nancy Bilyeau, Michael Cooper, Griff Hosker, Moderator: Annamaria Alfieri
Wartime presents a novelist with all of the elements for creating dramatic and compelling stories. Indeed, the outbreak of war is an accelerant to history, often with dramatic changes in human and natural topography. These panelists have all written books taking place in conflict zones and will discuss how wartime books hold up a mirror to war, putting into context current areas of armed conflict that at this moment are killing combatants and innocent civilians, creating mass migration, hunger, and disrupting supply lines impacting people around the world. They will also discuss iconic examples of wartime fiction and share tips on how to weave fact and fiction, use lesser-known perspectives to provide fresh views, and unearth mysteries or unexplained events to write rich wartime novels.