It was a pleasure to be interviewed by Matt Adler on his fascinating Culturally Curious blog, “CNN with a conscience and actual content.” Matt recently read Napoleon in America and asked some great questions, including how to find the balance between fantasy and history when writing historical fiction. He also wondered what readers might expect on Napoleon’s next adventure.
Napoleon didn’t actually make it to America, though it would’ve been interesting to see what happened! That’s exactly what Shannon Selin’s book Napoleon in America imagines. What if Napoleon had escaped his captors and ended up in the U.S.? I can’t recommend the book highly enough. It was the first fiction book I had read in years and it was so engrossing, fun, and creative. As an American who loves Spanish/Latin American history as well as French culture, I found so many of my interests satisfied and engaged. Shannon graciously agreed to answer some questions of mine about the book, so take a look!
To read the interview, click here.
I can’t recommend the book highly enough. It was the first fiction book I had read in years and it was so engrossing, fun, and creative.