In the Media
In an interview for DYI-MFA, a “show that will help you write more, write better, write smarter,” Georgia discusses how to craft suspense, how to draw the line between fiction and non-fiction, and much more. Listen to the conversation here.
For the February 2018 release of We Were the Lucky Ones in Israel, Maariv magazine interviewed Georgia. “I wanted future generations to be able to pick up the book and understand from a personal, human perspective what their ancestors endured in order for us to be here today.” For any readers of Hebrew, here’s the full article.
We Were the Lucky Ones was inspired, in part, by a high school “I-Search” project. In last month’s Cupola magazine, put out by her alma mater, Moses Brown, Georgia talks about the discoveries she made thanks to that project, and about the journey to unearth and record her family history that followed.
We Were the Lucky Ones has turned out to be a book club favorite. In this 3-minute video interview, Georgia reflects on her own book club experiences. If you or your book group would like some questions and topics for discussion, help yourself to the Reader’s Guide.
In advance of Georgia’s talk at Interabang Books in Dallas, podcast host Jack Freeman asked her to reflect on the historical context of We Were the Lucky Ones, with thought-provoking questions such as “To what extent are the characters of the story agents of history, and in what ways are they the recipients of history?” Listen to the full episode of the Interabang Podcast.
One day after the paperback release of We Were the Lucky Ones, Georgia fielded 15 interviews on podcasts and radio broadcasts across the country, including live programs such as The McGraw Show out of St. Louis, MO, and The Mountain Life out of Park City, UT. Get the Funk Out in Los Angeles posted an in-depth conversation about Georgia’s backstory just in time for the West Coast portion of the paperback book tour.
In his podcasts, Hank Garner digs deep to understand and share “the story behind the stories, and the storytellers.” He talked with Georgia about her inspiration and her process. “Happy New Year 2018! To kick off the new year, I have an interview with the incredible Georgia Hunter. In this show we talk about the incredible true story that inspired her book We Were The Lucky Ones, her creative process, research, the power of story, and much more.” Read more and listen to podcast.
Georgia Hunter (We Were the Lucky Ones) and Jillian Cantor (The Lost Letter) share their insights on the intricacies of writing historical fiction:
One of my absolute favorite genres to read is historical fiction. I loved being transported to a different time and place and I enjoy combining learning something new with falling in love with fictional characters. But I have often wondered if the rigidity of having to maintain historical accuracy impinges on an author’s creativity as they write. I asked two of my favorite historical fiction authors, Jillian Cantor and Georgia Hunter, to spill the details… –Read it Forward
Kim Berns and Meredith Bach of WGCH radio (out of Greenwich, Connecticut) talk shop with Georgia Hunter about the process of unearthing, recording, and publishing her historical novel, We Were the Lucky Ones:
Since its debut in January, We Were the Lucky Ones has spent fifteen consecutive weeks on the…
Since its debut in January, We Were the Lucky Ones has spent nine consecutive weeks on the…
We Were the Lucky Ones is selected by Harpers Bazaar as one of 14 Books You Need to Read in February…”a tale of resilience and commitment to one another amidst the direst of obstacles.”