Tracey Warr was born in London and lives in southwest France, near Toulouse.
Her historical fiction is set in early medieval Europe and based on the lives of real women who earn brief mentions in medieval chronicles and charters. She imagines into the gaps in what is known of these women’s lives. Her novels draw on medieval literature, artefacts, maps, and sites.
Almodis the Peaceweaver (Impress Books, 2011) centres on an 11th century countess of Toulouse and Barcelona. The Viking Hostage (Impress Books, 2014) is based on the true story of a French viscountess kidnapped by Vikings. The Conquest trilogy – Daughter of the Last King (Impress Books, 2016), The Drowned Court (Impress Books, 2017), and The Anarchy (Impress Books, 2020) – focus on the tumultuous life of the Welsh princess, Nest ferch Rhys.
Tracey is working on a new novel, the first in a trobairitz murder mystery series, and on a biography of three medieval sisters entitled Three Female Lords.
She is part of the team presenting Historical Novel Society’s Sponsored Author Interviews. She teaches on MA Poetics of Imagination at Dartington Arts School. She has a PhD in Art History (Plymouth University), MPhil in English Literature (Oxford University), MA in Creative Writing (University of Wales) and BA (Hons) in English Literature (Hull University).
Speaking at: Giving Voice to the Voiceless: Female Protagonists in Medieval and Renaissance Historical Fiction, Sunday 12.00 – 12.50 in the Rosemary Cramp Theatre