THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING
Author Michael Lowenthal

A matter of fact

After stumbling upon an obscure historical atrocity, he brought it to light as a novel

By David Mehegan
Globe Staff / January 29, 2007

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From Leo Tolstoy to contemporary British novelist Pat Barker, writers of historical fiction have wrestled with the problem. How do you make the facts serve your story, rather than the other way around? How do you respect the history you're using without letting it take charge? (Full article: 1119 words)

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