Come join authors ELOISA JAMES, LAUREN WILLIG, and SARAH MACLEAN at the Boston Public Library for this Romance Fiction Panel.
Eloisa James, author of Seven Minutes in Heaven, is a Shakespeare professor at Fordham University and a bestselling author of historical romance novels. She’s also the mother of two children and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight.
Lauren Willig, author of The Other Daughter, is the bestselling writer of a number of historical fiction novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages, awarded the RITA, Booksellers’ Best, and Golden Leaf Awards, and chosen for the American Library Association’s annual list of the best genre fiction.
Sarah MacLean, author of A Scot in the Dark, is the bestselling writer of historical romance novels that have been translated into more than twenty languages and the winner of back-to-back RITA Awards for Historical Romance from the Romance Writers of America. MacLean is a leading advocate for the romance genre, speaking widely on its place at the nexus of gender and cultural studies.
Panel moderator CAROLINE LINDEN, author of Six Degrees of Scandal, earned a math degree from Harvard University and wrote computer code before turning to writing historical romance.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.