Monday, March 28, 2011
Are historicals history?
In my capacity as chair of the Scott O'Dell Award, I received a letter from a prominent author of historical fiction, bemoaning what she sees as a current lack of interest in the genre among publishers. I have no idea if this is true, as what publishers are in the market for now won't reveal itself to me for at least a year. And while it's true that fewer historicals seem to be published now than in the heyday of the Dear America series (which is being re-amped, I've noticed), the publishing of historical fiction seems to have been fairly consistent over the past decade. What do you think?