Speculative Biography (Reading List)

This short reading list includes work where historians and biographers have reflected on the possibility and desirability of using fictional techniques to write real lives. It should be noted that not all of the following use the term 'speculative biography' or 'biofiction'. If you have any other suggestions for work you think belongs on a … Continue reading Speculative Biography (Reading List)


Fact… Possibility… Imagination

Roy Clark says there are two rules of non-fiction. ‘Do not add. Do not deceive.’ ‘Never put something into your story that hasn’t checked out.’[1]   I struggle with this in crimes of extravagant fear Like the attack on Jacques M, by his neighbour Joseph A, who thought him a witch I think. Let’s begin … Continue reading Fact… Possibility… Imagination