Tag: Paul Strohm

Q&A with Paul Strohm, author of Chaucer’s Tale: 1386 and the Road to Canterbury

It is my great pleasure to welcome Paul Strohm to A Writer’s Retreat for a Q&A about his new book Chaucer’s Tale: 1386 and the Road to Canterbury (Viking 2014). A little background: Paul  has taught medieval literature at Columbia University and was the…

Q&A with Paul Strohm, author of Chaucer’s Tale: 1386 and the Road to Canterbury

It is my great pleasure to welcome Paul Strohm to A Writer’s Retreat for a Q&A about his new book Chaucer’s Tale: 1386 and the Road to Canterbury (Viking 2014). A little background: Paul  has taught medieval literature at Columbia University and was the…

Some Engaging Narrative Histories

Until recently I’d never thought about writing historical novels as an extension of what is known as microhistory. Some examples of microhistory you might know are The Return of Martin Guerre by Natalie Zemon Davis (Harvard University Press, 1984) and Montaillou (Penguin reprint, 2002)…