Historical Fiction – Panel Discussion
Join three renowned Historical Fiction authors in an engaging discussion about the genre, including a exploration of the research process, connections with their overlapping subjects, and the importance of the Historical Fiction genre in literature.
The panel discussion will take place on Saturday, February 17 at 2:20 PM in the Baptist Church Sanctuary. Moderator Jonathan Rabb will introduce the authors and prompt the 35-minute discussion, which will be followed by a 15-minute Q&A. After the panel, authors will go directly to the Author Signing Tent to sign Festival-purchased copies of their book.
ASL interpreters will be provided at this panel discussion.
About the Moderator
Jonathan Rabb is the author of the novels Among the Living (a finalist for the 2018 Townsend Prize for Fiction), The Second Son, Shadow and Light, Rosa (winner of the Director’s Prize at Semana Negra, 2006), The Book of Q and The Overseer. He has published short fiction and non-fiction in a number of magazines and journals, including The Oxford American, The Strand, Lit Hub, Opera News and the Journal for Interdisciplinary History. He originated the role of Fermat in the Off-Broadway production of Fermat’s Last Tango, and has soloed with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, the Albany Symphony, and the Harrisburg Symphony, among others. He has taught at NYU, Columbia and is currently a Professor of Writing at The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). He has a BA in political science from Yale and an MA and MPhil in political theory from Columbia.