Nicola Griffith sets her latest novel, "Hild," in seventh-century Britain. The book — Girffith's first piece of historical fiction — tells the story of the young girl who would later grow up to be the influential medieval figure, St. Hilda of Whitby.
Karen Joy Fowler won the PEN/Faulkner Award for best fiction for her novel "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves." Based on a true story, it’s the remarkable tale of two girls raised as sisters, until one is removed from the family. The twist is that one sister is a chimpanzee.