Katharine dons her tam as Dr. Katharine Brophy Dubois to join sister novelists and historians Tiya Alicia Miles of Harvard University and Virginia J. Scharff of the University of New Mexico on stage for a fun and fascinating conversation about history and fiction.
Historians are writers who have a duty to stick to the evidence. But sometimes imagination nudges us to wonder what happened beyond what we know, or what might have happened if things were a little different. The participants in this roundtable have published mysteries, ghost stories, and romance novels, informed by their skills, knowledge, and insight as historians. We will talk about how we write, how history and fiction differ, and how venturing into the realm of fiction has shaped our craft, our choices and our career decisions.