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Bruce Holsinger is a fiction writer and scholar of medieval literature who teaches in the Department of English at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. His debut novel, A Burnable Book, is set in the alleys and halls of medieval London, where the poets Geoffrey Chaucer and John Gower spent much of their lives.

He is also the author or editor of six nonfiction books on medieval literature and culture. His work has garnered major awards from the Modern Language Association, the American Musicological Society, and the Medieval Academy of America. His research has been recognized with a Guggenheim Fellowship, and he is the recipient of research fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Council of Learned Societies.

Bruce lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with his family.

Genres: Historical Mystery, Literary Fiction
John Gower
   1. A Burnable Book (2014)
   2. The Invention of Fire (2015)
   The Gifted School (2019)
   The Displacements (2022)
Anthologies edited
   Historical Fiction Now (2023) (with Mark Eaton)
Non fiction show
Bruce Holsinger recommends
A True Account (2023)
Katherine Howe
"Katherine Howe has done it again. One of our most beloved writers of historical fiction returns with a superbly crafted page-turner rich with detail and featuring a brilliantly realized protagonist who will delight readers of every stripe. A True Account interlaces a suspenseful story of eighteenth-century piracy with a propulsive modern account of academic intrigue to wonderful effect. A bracing and dazzling adventure in every way."
Unleashed (2022)
Cai Emmons
"A gripping and exquisite novel of love, loss, and estrangement in a brutally changing world. A propulsive family drama, Unleashed is also a passionate tale of transformation, with characters who leap off the page and a story that will captivate readers with its magic and warmth."
Jacqueline in Paris (2022)
Ann Mah
"Jacqueline in Paris is a triumph of storytelling: breathless, sensual, rigorously researched, and with twists that will leave readers thirsting for more. Like the city that serves as its setting, the novel immerses the reader in an environment both intimately familiar and utterly new. A brilliant novel more than worthy of its intriguing subject."

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