Hild by Nicola Griffith

Yesterday, 11-12-13 a new friend of  mine, Nicola Griffith has published an awesome historical/science fiction book entitled, Hild.

HIld by Nicola Griffith.

HIld by Nicola Griffith

This beautifully written book is about that fascinating era of the 7th century Anglo-Saxons in Britain’s Northumbria and East Anglia with a focus on St. Hild(a) of Whitby. It reads almost like poetry as it is so lyrically written.

What a treasure it was to receive a preview copy to read several months ago!  Thank you Nicola for entrusting this Hilda-chaser with your masterful tome.

For years, Nicola has studied  Anglo-Saxon history and has applied her in depth research to this masterful volume. Now, it may be a bit “out there” for some who think saints are only pious/holy/one dimensional/unfun (is that a word?) as Nicola has developed Hild into a wild child with extraordinary gifts and graces.

Nicola has won numerous awards for her writing including:  a Nebula Award, the James Tiptree, Jr. Award, the World Fantasy Award and six Lambda Literary Awards. She also received the Alice B. Award in 2009.he was awarded the Jim Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelists’ Prize from the Lambda Literary Foundation in 2013.

It is so appropriate that Hild would go on sale during the week of St. Hilda of Whitby’s feast day on November 17!  This book has already received numerous rave reviews from the biggies in the literary industry. Congrats Nicola for a gorgeous book!

Griffith, Nicola. Hild. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. November 2013.


About pastorpilgrim

Pastor Pilgrim is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)pastor. I am married with two grown sons, soon to be daughter-in-love, and two Maine Coon cats named for Celtic saints. My interests include illuminated manuscripts; pilgrimage; Franciscan and Celtic spirituality; Shakers; Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, and Merovingian abbesses and their double monasteries; comfy cute shoes; Native American spirituality; and genealogy. I love to travel and am available to lead Celtic Pilgrimages to Northeast England and Iona. "Celts to the Creche" at www.saintsbridge.org. is one of my blogs. I also write of some of my pilgrimages, musings, and another Advent devotional, "Pilgrimage to Bethlehem" at www.pastorpilgrim.wordpress.com
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