The border zone between history and fiction can be dangerous territory. When, if ever, is speculation acceptable? Is invention justified? Can fictionalising history advance the understanding of truth? Pre-eminent British historian Antony Beevor takes on local creative non-fiction writer Joanna Grochowicz and historical fiction novelist Rosetta Allan in a light-hearted consideration of the pros and cons of monkeying with the historical record. Chaired by Hannah August.
Listen to the event here: http://www.writersfestival.co.nz/look-and-listen/podcasts/Page2/an-abuse-of-history-2019