What qualifies as historical fiction? Answer 2

“For a writer to create a historical novel, it’s not enough to take a generic character and put him or her on the Titanic or in ancient Egypt. The character has to act like someone who lived in the period and place, with the values and attitudes of people in that times.” (M. Rabey, Historical Fiction for Teens, 2011)

Source: Oklahoma State University Library: Historical Fiction for Young People: Home

What qualifies as historical fiction? Answer 1

It’s a matter of perspective, some think.

“Teen readers often consider anything that happened before they were born to be ancient history. Teen readers I asked considered stories set in the 1980s and prior to be historical fiction.” (D.T. Herald, Teen Genreflecting 3, 2011)
Source: Oklahoma State University Library: Historical Fiction for Young People: Home