Historical Fiction Authors

Below is a list of popular historical fiction authors and the historical time periods, geographic regions, or themes about which they tend to write.  For a printer-friendly brochure, follow the link below.  The brochure also contains information about awards in the historical fiction genre and selection aids for librarians interested in collecting or recommending historical fiction.

List of Authors (Compiled by Amanda Brasfield and Susan Metallo, 2/2011)
Printable Brochure (pdf) 

Jean Auel . . . Prehistoric Europe
James Clavell . . . Asian History
Tracy Chevalier . . . Europe
Bernard Cornwell . . . Medieval Europe
E.L. Doctorow . . . American History
Lloyd Douglas . . .Christian
Sarah Dunant . . . Historical Thriller
Philippa Gregory . . . Tudor England
A.B. Guthrie, Jr. . . . Historical Westerns
Robert Harris . . . Ancient Rome
Georgette Heyer . . . Regency Romance
John Jakes . . . American History
MacKinlay Kantor . . . Civil War
Kazuo Ishiguro . . . First Person Narratives
Maria McCann . . . Seventeenth Century England
James Michener . . . Multi-generational Sagas
Patrick O’Brian . . . Napoleonic Wars
Iain Pears . . . Art History Mysteries
Mary Renault . . . Ancient Greece
Edward Rutherford . . . Historical Epics
Anya Seton . . . British Royalty
Jeff Shaara . . . War Fiction
Irving Stone . . . Biographical Fiction
Sarah Waters . . . Victorian England


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