Historical Fiction: How Much History? How Much Fiction? Wed, Aug 8, 2018 — 5:45PM

Can you imagine ruling one of the world's largest dynasties at age 17? Margaret George illuminates the characters of history in a meticulously researched method. George has completed her seventh novel, “The Confessions of Young Nero,” and expects its sequel, “Emperor Nero: The Splendor Before the Dark” to be published in October of 2018. George has been published since 1986, has been on numerous best-seller lists (including the New York Times), and just this year was awarded an Outstanding Achievement by a Wisconsin Author award by the Wisconsin Library Association. Please join us for a fascinating, author-led discussion on the genre of historical fiction.

Event price is $50 per person and includes dinner. Registration is open to all Madison Club members, and guests are welcome.

A REVIEW:
"George's reconstruction of the man, in terms both of his public life and private character, is more than a revisiting of fact: it's a subtle exploration of identity and the insidious effects of power. 'Confessions' is all about identity: How is it made, lost, reinvented?...Margaret George occupies that blurry space between history and fiction. And between Tacitus and Margaret George, I rather think its George's account that is not only most sympathetic but most truthful." -Diana Gabaldon, Washington Post

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