Claire Saxby talks about writing historical fiction
In the lead up to the annoucement of the Book Links Award for Children’s Historical Fiction, StoryLinks is interviewing all the shortlisted authors.
“I let the facts sit on my shoulder as I insert my fictional characters. The facts give me a framework, the fiction fills the spaces between.” Claire Saxby
Claire Saxby is a an Australian author of fiction, non fiction and poetry for children. Her books are published widely in Australia and internationally. This year she was shortlisted for the Book Links Award for Historical Fiction for Children for her novel Haywire, a moving story about two boys on different sides in World War 2 who find themselves forming a bond.
She very kindly agreed to answer some questions for us about her writing, beginning with
What is historical fiction to you and why do you write it?
Read the interview with Claire Saxby on the StoryLinks website.
Join the talk by Jackie French and the announcement of the winner on Saturday 16 October 2021 from 4:00 – 4:45pm via ZOOM, free admission. Book here.