Historical Fiction and Historical Reality
Author Ian Ross will be exploring whether the contemporary adventure novel can evoke the drama of a distant age, and create a coherent vision from the fragments of the past.
Should novelists remain true to the historical facts, or should they alter events to fit their stories? To what extent does Ian Ross combine research and imagination to build a compelling picture of the tumultuous 4th century AD? Join us for this fascinating evening to find out.
Ian Ross is the author of the Twilight of Empire series, a sequence of historical novels set in the early 4th century AD, the era of the Roman emperor Constantine. His first novel, War at the Edge of the World, was published in the UK by Head of Zeus in January 2015. The third instalment, Battle for Rome, was published in January 2016 to great acclaim. Ian has been researching and writing about the later Roman world and its army for over a decade. He spent a year in Italy, teaching English, but now lives in Bath.