Pitching & Writing Trade Nonfiction, with Catherine Fletcher

November 11, 2020
By Public Engagement Toolbox


In this interview, the SRS’s John Gallagher speaks to Professor Catherine Fletcher (Manchester Metropolitan University) about her experiences as a successful writer of history books aimed at a wide audience, including 2016’s The Black Prince of Florence and – just out this year – The Beauty and the Terror: An Alternative History of the Italian Renaissance. Catherine offers expert advice for anyone hoping to write about early modern topics for a wider audience, covering how to choose a topic, pitch a project, sell a book, and engage the non-academic reader.