Join us for an exclusive conversation with two seasoned historical fiction writers Renee Rosen and Jennifer Robson. The two authors will be discussing the role of strong women and feminists in 20th Century fiction, how their characters have struggled to get beyond the status quo, and the process of researching the historical novel.
Renée Rosen has contributed to many magazines and newspapers, including Chicago Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Complete Woman, DAME, Publisher’s Weekly and several other now sadly defunct publications. She is the bestselling author of What The Lady Wants: A Novel of Marshall Field and the Gilded Age, Dollface: A Novel of the Roaring Twenties, and White Collar Girl. She lives in Chicago where she is currently working on a new novel about the Chicago blues and Chess Records.
Jennifer Robson is a former editor and a lifelong history geek. She is the author of three novels set during and after the First World War: Somewhere in France, After the War is Over, and Moonlight Over Paris, and a contributor to the forthcoming anthology Fall of Poppies…Stories of Love and the Great War. She studied French literature and modern history as an undergraduate at King’s College at the University of Western Ontario, then attended Saint Antony’s College at the University of Oxford, where she obtained a doctorate in British economic and social history. While at Oxford, she was a Commonwealth Scholar and SSHRC Doctoral Fellow. Jennifer lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband, young children, Ellie the sheepdog, and Sam the cat.