About

Photo: Lance Livingston

Photo: Lance Livingston

Biography

[Note: For academic matters, please see my faculty page at The Citadel, which itself has a link to a copy of my C.V.]

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An award-winning professor and writer, Michael Livingston holds degrees in History, Medieval Studies, and English. He teaches at The Citadel, in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Michael Livingston’s historical fantasy novel The Shards of Heaven was published by Tor Books in 2015; the sequel, The Gates of Hell, appeared in November 2016. An award-winning writer and professor, Livingston holds degrees in History, Medieval Studies, and English. He teaches at The Citadel, specializing in the Middle Ages and speculative literature.

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Michael Livingston’s historical fantasy novel The Shards of Heaven was published by Tor Books in 2015; the sequel, The Gates of Hell, appeared in November 2016. An award-winning writer and professor, Livingston holds degrees in History, Medieval Studies, and English. He teaches at The Citadel, specializing in the Middle Ages and speculative literature.

In his academic life, he has published dozens of articles on subjects as varied as Beowulf, Chaucer, James Joyce, and J.R.R. Tolkien. He has investigated European maps of America that pre-date Columbus, found unrecorded Anasazi ruins and artifacts, and written about the handwriting of fourteenth-century scribes. He is the general editor of the Liverpool Historical Casebooks Series, for which he has edited casebooks on The Battle of Brunanburh (2011), the Welsh rebel hero Owain Glyndwr (2013), and The Battle of Crecy (2015).

He speaks frequently on medieval history and culture, on the impact of fantasy literature, and about how the Middle Ages continue to impact the modern world.

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Website Design

This website is owned, operated, and designed by me, which admittedly is a bit dangerous since I’m a medievalist.

On the other hand, WordPress is a phenomenally easy to use piece of software, and I started from a really great theme template. Plus, there are a huge number of plugins available to extend and enhance WordPress.

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