Bruce Holsinger is a fiction writer and literary scholar 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. Holsinger's scholarly books have been published by the university presses of Chicago, Columbia, and Stanford.
He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with his family.
A Burnable Book: A Novel
by Bruce Holsinger
In Chaucer's London, betrayal, murder, royal intrigue, mystery, and dangerous politics swirl around the existence of a prophetic book that foretells the deaths of England's kings. Bruce Holsinger's A Burnable Book is an irresistible historical thriller reminiscent of the classics An Instance of the Fingerpost, The Name of the Rose...
The author of the acclaimed historical thriller A Burnable Book once again brings medieval London alive in all its color and detail in a riveting novel that imagines the beginnings of gun violence in the Western world. London, 1386: A mass murder has taken place within the city walls. Sixteen corpses have been dumped where...
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