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historical fiction - future fiction - art writing
My first historical novel, Almodis: The Peaceweaver, was published by Impress Books in 2011. Set in 11th century southern France and northern Spain, it is a fictionalised account of a real woman who was Countess of Toulouse and Barcelona. It was shortlisted for the Impress Prize and the Rome Film Festival Book Initiative and won a Santander Research Award. My second novel, The Viking Hostage (Impress Books, 2014) is set in 10th century France and Wales and based on the true story of a French noblewoman kidnapped by Vikings. In 2016 Impress published the first book in my historical fiction trilogy, Conquest: Daughter of the Last King, which is set in 12th century Wales. I was awarded a Literature Wales Writer's Bursary for work on the trilogy. Conquest depicts the struggle between the Welsh and the Normans and tells the story of Nest ferch Rhys, a Welsh princess who led a very colourful life. http://www.impress-books.co.uk/impress/tracey-warr/
My historical fiction is often inspired by architecture, objects, manuscripts, paintings and other artefacts. It is a weave of researched history and imagining into the gaps in history. I am currently working on the next book in my 12th century Wales and the Normans trilogy, Conquest: The Drowned Court. I am also writing a biography of three medieval sisters which received an Author's Foundation Award from the Society of Authors.
Last year, I also published my first future fiction novella, Meanda, set on an exoplanet that is 90% water. The novella was published as an ebook in English and French and I created a text installation on a river foopath in France to coincide with the publication - https://meanda.net. I am continuing to write future fiction stories that are particularly focussed on my research on indigenous knowledge and aquatic life-forms.
I also publish on contemporary art including The Artist's Body (Phadion, 2000), Setting the Fell on Fire (Editions North, 2009) and Remote Performances in Nature and Architecture (Routledge, 2015). I am currently working on a new art book called The Midden: Frontiers in Retreat, focused on artistic research on future ecologies. I write book reviews for Times Higher Education and Historical Novels Review. I have a regular column interviewing writers for The Displaced Nation https://thedisplacednation.com and I am a creative writing tutor with A Chapter Away in Gascony. http://www.achapteraway.com
More details on all my writing at https://traceywarrwriting.com
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Make personal appearances, Give readings in schools, Novelist, Give seminars/workshops, Art exhibition catalogues, Give talks and readings in schools, Give talks and readings to adults, Gives workshops
Medieval History, Visual Arts, Academic, Art, Art (History of), Fiction