Some well-reviewed historical fiction books published in 2015 include "The Fifth Heart" by Dan Simmons, "Leaving Berlin" by Joseph Kanon and "At the Water's Edge" by Sara Gruen. Historical fiction is a category of literature in which the time period is an important part of the setting or story.
Historical fiction can include both fictional characters and famous individuals from certain time periods in history. Famous events may also be written about in historical fiction works, but viewed from the perspective of a fictional character. Historical fiction serves as a framework for writers to take artistic license with historical events.