Following is a list of authors signing their upcoming/newly published historical novels at their publishers' booths at BEA. The master link to the schedule is here.
Maggie Anton, Rashi's Daughters (Banot Press) - I have this one, and it's getting rave reviews everywhere - about Jewish women in medieval France.
Thomas Mullen, The Last Town on Earth (Sep 06) - Random House. "A small mill town votes to quarantine itself during the 1918 flu epidemic." Sounds like a 20th century version of Year of Wonders.
Rick Spier, O'Sullivan's Odyssey (Apr 06) - not sure of the publisher. About the Irish potato famine and the US Civil War.
Leslie Epstein, The Eighth Wonder of the World (Oct 06) - Other Press. "Strikingly reimagines Fascist Italy."
Paul Malmont, The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril (Jun 06) - Simon & Schuster. Novel of the late 1930s, set in the world of pulp fiction writers.
And I forgot one from the previous list:
Gioconda Belli, The Scroll of Seduction (no date given) - HarperCollins. "Story of the Spanish queen Juana the Mad, and a modern-day scholar obsessed with her legacy." Here's a press release of this novel from its Spanish edition, of which I can read approximately every third word.
I'm glad that we just bought another set of folding bookshelves.