A week ago, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Edward Rutherfurd about his latest novel, PARIS, an absorbing saga focused primarily on La Belle Epoque and the first half of the twentieth century.
Edward answered questions about PARIS as well as a few about historical fiction and his writing process. You can read the interview on the Historical Novel Society’s website.
In the reader survey I conducted last year, Edward Rutherfurd was selected by participants as one of the top historical fiction authors. Rutherfurd’s website includes all sorts of interesting information including one he calls Rules for Writing Historical Novels.
Paris : City of love. City of revolution. This thrilling and romantic story opens in La Belle Époque, the golden, hedonistic age of peace and joie de vivre. Moving back and forth in time across centuries, the story unfolds through intimate and vivid tales of self-discovery, divided loyalty, passion, and long-kept secrets both fictional and true, set against the backdrop of the city – from the summit of Montmartre to the gothic towers of Notre Dame to the grand boulevards of Saint-Germain, from the medieval world of saints and scholars to the modern French ideals of liberté, égalité, fraternité.