Turning History into Fiction – Helen Grant in Conversation

Helen Grant
Saturday 11th September at 1.30pm – 2.30pm in Innerpeffray Schoolroom

Remnants of the past are all around us: in buildings, graveyards, written records… So often we pass them by, completely oblivious, or simply take them for granted. For novelist Helen Grant, they are a source of inspiration. But how does a writer approach the past differently from a historian? Come and find out how Helen brings the past to life!

Helen Grant has a passion for the Gothic and for ghost stories. Joyce Carol Oates has described her as “a brilliant chronicler of the uncanny as only those who dwell in places of dripping, graylit beauty can be.” A lifelong fan of the ghost story writer M.R.James, she has spoken at two M.R.James conferences and appeared at the Dublin Ghost Story Festival. She has lived in Perthshire since 2011.
Her most recent books are Ghost (2018) and Too Near The Dead (2021), the title of which is a quotation from Sir Walter Scott.

Helen’s debut novel, The Vanishing of Katharina Linden, won an ALA Alex Award in the United States.

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