History

Comma's 'History-into-Fiction' series invites authors and historians, activists, crowd scientists and sociologists to collaborate on protest-inspired short stories around acts of defiance in British history, from riots to uprising, letter writing campaigns to strikes. 

The short stories are accompanied by explanatory afterwords written by the historical consultant, who contextualises the story and reflects on the legacy of the event in contemporary studies and social conscience. As a form, the short story has always allowed authors to venture out from their comfort zones and to experiment with new techniques, new themes and new contexts. The History-into-Fiction series is designed to exploit this 'portability' of the short story, enabling literary authors to inform and engage with historical fiction. So far, the project has produced two anthologies (Protest and Resist) with more planned for the future.

Protest: Stories of Resistance

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This book asks 20 authors and 20 historians to bring crucial moments of British protest to life.

Protest: Stories of Resistance

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The paperback edition of our bestselling anthology of British protest inspired short stories.

Resist: Stories of Uprising

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The follow-up to Comma’s successful Protest: Stories of Resistance anthology, featuring twenty authors, whose stories have been written in collaboration with historians and eye-witnesses from centuries of British protest.