Historical fiction is so much more than simply telling a story of the past. The world that came before us can seem as distant as a dream, yet the places and personalities of history anchor who we are today.

Yet while we can note the facts and figures, there comes a time where our engagement with the past passes the point of certainty, and our imaginations must fill in the rest. Who were these people? How can we possibly connect to them – and how can we be sure there is truth in how they are presented?

How do we create voice for those no longer speaking?

From Catherine’s much-anticipated new novel, To Sing of War, to Bruce Pascoe’s fictional debut, Imperial Harvest, we stretch centuries of conquest, consequence and interconnectedness. Discover how these fictions find their place in the real world.

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