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Nancy Bilyeau

Nancy Bilyeau is a novelist and magazine feature writer who has worked on the staffs of Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly and contributed to Town & Country, The Strand, and the Wall Street Journal. She is currently the deputy editor of the Center on Media, Crime and Justice at CUNY. Her fourth historical novel, The Blue, set in the 18th century, will be published in the U.S. and UK on December 3, 2018. For more information, go to

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The Gunpowder Plot, Redux

The cultural meaning of Guy Fawkes’ conspiracy to blow up the House of Lords has shifted, from countercultural symbol to HBO drama.