EP136: John McGhie – Writing Living History
John McGhie has been an investigative journalist for the BBC and Channel 4 News and was the Observer’s political correspondent, and his debut novel White Highlands looks at the Mau Mau and a dark period in history.
In this episode you will discover…
- The pros and cons of adapting recent history into fiction
- The challenges writing a story set in two time periods
- The essential resources for writing historical fiction
- The challenges of cultural appropriation
Here are some of the links we talked about in the show…
- John’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/odinsman
- John’s website: https://johnnymcghieauthor.wordpress.com
- John’s novel White Highlands: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34809871-white-highlands
- John’s documentary White terror: https://johnnymcghieauthor.wordpress.com/2018/03/28/film-that-inspired-the-book/
- Our episode with entertainment lawyers where we discuss literary law, privacy, libel and defamation: http://bestsellerexperiment.com/ep32-legal-eagles/
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