From Archive to Novel
Come along to hear John Sadler, Rosie Serdiville and Silvie Fisch explain how an obsession with an abandoned flat became their recently published book, Redl, Spy of the Century. And learn how you too can transform complex archival material into gripping historical fiction.
John Sadler is an author, lecturer, battlefield tour guide and historical interpreter. He has some thirty published titles in print or preparation, a number of them done in partnership with Rosie and Silvie.
Silvie Fisch grew up in Bavaria, where she studied cultural anthropology, European ethnology, German literature and linguistics. She has published various academic as well as fictional titles in Germany. Her biography The Spy of the Century will be published in November 2016.
Rosie Serdiville is a social historian and re-enactor with a particular interest in the wider impact of war on civilian populations. She has ‘escaped life as a civil servant to pursue a love of history and dressing up’.