Category: Writing Women’s Lives

“A Medieval Woman’s Companion” as Inspiration for Novelists

It is my great pleasure to welcome Susan Signe Morrison to A Writers Retreat. Her new book, A Medieval Woman’s Companion: Women’s Lives in the European Middle Ages, just out from Oxbow Books, is a snappy, engaging exploration of remarkable individuals as well as… Continue Reading ““A Medieval Woman’s Companion” as Inspiration for Novelists”

Embodying Medieval Women

hardcover book club edition

I think you will enjoy a post I wrote for the Women’s Literary Culture and the Medieval Canon network, an international network funded by the Leverhulme Trust and centered at the University of Surrey. I feel it a great honor to be invited to… Continue Reading “Embodying Medieval Women”

Shop Talk with Susan Signe Morrison about Grendel's Mother (2 of 2)

And now, without further ado, talking shop with Susan Signe Morrison, whose novel Grendel’s Mother: the Saga of the Wyrd-Wife is just out from Top Hat Books! Q:  In Grendel’s Mother you use a spare style, no psychological explorations, no in depth descriptions of… Continue Reading “Shop Talk with Susan Signe Morrison about Grendel's Mother (2 of 2)”

Shop Talk with Susan Signe Morrison about Grendel’s Mother (2 of 2)

And now, without further ado, talking shop with Susan Signe Morrison, whose novel Grendel’s Mother: the Saga of the Wyrd-Wife is just out from Top Hat Books! Q:  In Grendel’s Mother you use a spare style, no psychological explorations, no in depth descriptions of… Continue Reading “Shop Talk with Susan Signe Morrison about Grendel’s Mother (2 of 2)”

Susan Signe Morrison's novel Grendel's Mother: the Saga of the Wyrd-Wife (1 of 2)

This past winter I had the pleasure of reading the manuscript of Susan Signe Morrison’s novel Grendel’s Mother: the Saga of the Wyrd-Wife. Here’s what I wrote after a few days of walking around with this wonderful book in my head: In Grendel’s Mother:… Continue Reading “Susan Signe Morrison's novel Grendel's Mother: the Saga of the Wyrd-Wife (1 of 2)”