AN ABUSE OF HISTORY?

Rosetta Allan, Antony Beevor, and Joanna Grochowicz at the Auckland Writers Festival.

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.

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