About me

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I am a fiction and non-fiction writer. I spend my time in London, Wales and France. I write historical fiction set in the middle ages, future fiction, biography, art writing on contemporary artists and book reviews. I was a Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Art History and Theory, teaching at Oxford Brookes University; Bauhaus University, Weimar; Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam; Open University and Dartington College of Arts.

My first novel, Almodis: The Peaceweaver, set in 11th century France and Spain, was published in 2011 by Impress Books. It was shortlisted for the Impress Prize for New Fiction and the Rome Film Festival Book Initiative, and received a Santander Research Award. My second novel, The Viking Hostage, set in 10th century France and Wales, was published by Impress Books in 2014 and was a bestseller on Amazon Australia history lists. I was awarded a 2015 Literature Wales Bursary for work on my Conquest trilogy, set in 12th century Wales, England and Normandy. I was also given an Authors’ Foundation Award from the Society of Authors for work on a forthcoming biography on three medieval sisters, entitled Three Female Lords.

My other non-fiction writing includes publications on contemporary artists with Phaidon, Black Dog, Palgrave Macmillan, Merrell/Barbican, Tate, Manchester University Press, and Routledge. I write book reviews for Times Higher Education and Historical Novels Review. I have a regular interview column on The Displaced Nation.

I am a member of the Society of Authors and the Historical Novel Society.


You can contact me at traceykwarr [at] gmail.com

You can follow me on Twitter @TraceyWarr1

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Tracey Warr Historical Writing

or Tracey Warr Art Writing.

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