What inspired YOU to write?

  The winner of the 2018 11-15yrs Young Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction (YWSP), Jenny O’Gorman from Edinburgh, was inspired by a striking memorial to those who died during the Irish Potato Famine. Her story Shadow of… Read More

Flightpaths of Historical Inspiration

where entrants to the Young Walter Scott Prize 2017 found their inspiration

Dina Gusejnova: The Tarpaulin-A Biography

Follow this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b083n15m To a BBC documentary made by our historical adviser, Dr Dina Gusejnova in 2016. You will hear how something as mundane as a sheet of Tarpaulin opens up stories untold of lives lived and events… Read More

Introducing our Historical Adviser

Meet Dr Dina Gusejnova, lecturer and researcher in Modern History at Sheffield University and author/presenter of the BBC Radio 4 documentary Tarpaulin-A Biography . We collaborated with her on an oral history project on the Isle of Man in… Read More