“You were magnificent, I think, but hidden: a black hole at the heart of history. We can trace you only by your gravitational pull.” This essay first appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, September 2015.
Novel set in 7th-century Britain. Winner of the Washington State Book Award. “In its ambition and intelligence, Hild might best be compared to Hilary Mantel’s novels about Thomas Cromwell.” — Bookforum