If you’d like to talk with her about the devaluing of books that explore so-called women’s issues, please book your free ticket via SomethingRhymed@gmail.com.
Karen Maitland’s medieval thrillers explore the extraordinary lives of ordinary women who have been written out of history. Her historical novels include The Owl Killers – a novel about the beguinages, the medieval cities of women – Company of Liars, The Gallows Curse, Falcons of Fire & Ice, The Vanishing Witch and The Raven’s Head. She is published by Headline UK, Penguin UK and Random House USA.
Karen is also one of six historical crime writers – Philip Gooden, Susannah Gregory, Michael Jecks, Bernard Knight and Ian Morson – together known as the Medieval Murderers. Karen has written five historical crime novels with the group—The Sacred Stone, Hill of Bones, The First Murder, The False Virgin and The Deadliest Sin, published by Simon & Schuster.
Her first novel, The White Room, was short listed for The Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award. In 2008, Company of Liars was shortlisted for the Macavity Award USA, for Best Historical Mystery. The Owl Killers was shortlisted for the Shirley Jackson Award USA, in 2009, and in 2015 Karen won the Prix du Balai d’or for her novel La Malédiction du Norfolk (The Gallows Curse). French translation published by Sonatine.
Karen has doctorate in Psycholinguistics. She is a member of the Crime Writers Association, International Thriller Writers, the Historical Novelist Association and the Society of Authors. She is also one of The History Girls bloggers and her history blog appears on their website on the 8th of each month.
- Salon Two: So-called Women’s Issues
- Wednesday May 4th, 6.30pm-9.00pm
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