Hot off the press: Newton Frohlich’s historical novel “1492: A Novel of Christopher Columbus, the Spanish Inquisition & a World at the Turning Point”

The new edition of Newton Frohlich’s celebrated historical novel 1492: A Novel of Christopher Columbus, the Spanish Inquisition, and a World at the Turning Point is in stores now!

In his critically acclaimed novel, award-winning author Newton Frohlich invites readers to immerse themselves in a tale far more complex, far-reaching, and extraordinary than the popular narrative of a courageous Italian sailor who knelt before the queen of Spain and made a daring journey to the West.… Continue reading

The Novelist’s choices

Writing a historical novel is both an art and a responsibility. What kind of choices does the author have to make? And how does he or she decide what to include and what to leave out?

Newton Frohlich reveals his goals and the key choices he made in writing his award-winning historical novel The Shakespeare Mask in an article published January 31, 2016 in the prestigious journal Linguistics and Literature Studies, an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes original and high-quality research papers in all areas of linguistics and literature.… Continue reading

“The Shakespeare Mask” earns new kudos

The Shakespeare Mask just received two excellent new review quotes—thank you to Midwest Book Review and the Historical Novel Society!  Here they are:

“Author Newton Frohlich invested some fifteen years in researching the controversial life and times of William Shakespeare. The result is a truly impressive novel in which close attention has been paid to historical detail.… Continue reading

Free Talk in Amherst on the Real Shakespeare

Upcoming event: October 22, 2015,  7-8 pm, the Jones Library, Amherst, Massachusetts

Join Newton Frohlich as he discusses his most recent book, The Shakespeare Mask, an award-winning historical novel.

The result of 15 years of meticulous research and writing, The Shakespeare Mask asks this compelling—and controversial—question: What if the author of the greatest works ever written in the English language wasn’t who we think he was?Continue reading