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Bruce Holsinger is a professor in the English Department of the University of Virginia who specializes in the medieval period.
So when he decided to write a novel, he set it during the reign of Richard the Second, with Geoffrey Chaucer as one of his main characters.
The result, "A Burnable Book, " was released in paperback this month.
We revisit the conversation Here & Now's Robin Young had with Holsinger.
This segment aired on September 30, 2014.