Historical fiction: ‘You couldn't make it up, could you?’

We often distinguish between history and story, forgetting that history has always been brought to life by creative artists, whether in the form of carved and painted images, through oral storytelling traditions, or the written word.

Umi Sinha joined playwright and theatre director Patricia Cumper and novelist Ingrid Persaud, winner of the 2020 Costa First Novel Award, to discuss how fiction sits side-by-side with history writing. WritersMosaic’s director, Colin Grant, chairs this essential and timely conversation.