Biographical Fiction Definition – What’s the best definition for the biographical fiction genre? Biographical fiction is made up of books that are based on a historical person, with fiction aspects added. The time period of the person’s life may be accurate, for instance, but the circumstances of their life may be changed. A good example would be Lincoln VS Vampires; the story is set in Abraham Lincoln’s time with some of the locations and names being completely accurate, but with the fantastical addition of vampires that he slays.

Depending on what fiction aspects are added, also determines what other genres it could fall into. With the example above, the genre would be biographical horror fiction because horror elements (vampires) were added to the biographical story.

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biographical fiction definition book coverBiographical Fiction Definition – Examples

Review this list of popular examples to help you get a better understanding of the biographical fiction genre.

1. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

2. Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

3. Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler

4. The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

5. Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls

6. The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

7. The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin

8. The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory

9. Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier

10. The Autobiography of Henry VIII: With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers by Margaret George

11. The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir

12. The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan

13. The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory

14. Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin

15. The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

16. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

17. The Master by Colm Tóibín

18. The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory

19. The Women by T.C. Boyle

20. The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

21. The Forest Loverby Susan Vreeland

22. Regeneration by Pat Barker

23. Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland

24. Frida by Bárbara Mujica

25. Mary, Called Magdalene by Margaret George

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Biographical Fiction Definition – Related Book Genres

* Alternate History Fiction Genre

* Faction Definition

* Historical Fiction Definition

* Narrative Fiction Definition

* Period Piece Fiction Genre

* Speculative Fiction Definition

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