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Topic of the Week: Going Back in Time with Historical Fiction April 6, 2009

Posted by Carolyn Burns Bass in fiction, weekly topics.
C.M. Mayo

C.M. Mayo

You don’t read a historical novel, you live through it. A good historical novel transports you back in time, entertaining you with story, while educating you with fact. Join us this week at LitChat while we discuss historical fiction.

Concluding historical fiction week at Litchat on April 10th is : C.M. Mayo is the author of the forthcoming novel The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire, as well as the widely-lauded travel memoir, Miraculous Air: Journey of a Thousand Miles through Baja California, the Other Mexico, and Sky Over El Nido, which won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction.

last-prince-cover-smallerFounding editor of Tameme, the bilingual Spanish/English) chapbook press, Mayo is also a translator of contemporary Mexican poetry and fiction. Her anthology of Mexican fiction in translation, Mexico: A Traveler’s Literary Companion, was published by Whereabouts Press in March 2006. Mayo’s stories, essays and poems have appeared in numerous U.S. literary magazines.

Unbridled Books will offer a copy of The Last Prince of Mexico to a LitChat participant during C.M.’s appearance.

Follow C.M. on Twitter here.



1. C.M. Mayo - April 6, 2009

Het @cmmayo is NOT C.M. Mayo that is someone else. C.M. Mayo is @cmmayo1

2. Karen H - April 8, 2009

One of my favorite historical novels was Mudbound, by Hillary Jordan, I could not put that book down.

Right now I’m reading The Outlander by Gil Adamson
Sing Them Home, by Stephanie Kallos

They are all excellent and have some sort of connection to history.

3. litchat - April 9, 2009

Thanks for posting these, Karen. There are so many good books to read, so little time. Thanks for adding these to the list.

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