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HNS Awards have helped discover and launch the author careers of Michel Faber, Ruth Downie, Hilary Green, Martin Sutton, Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott, Nikki Marmery, Margaret Skea, Warwick Cairns, Katherine Mezzacappa and Elizabeth Macneal. Our ARA and Saudi awards are amongst the most generous of all literary prizes.
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In these pandemic times, readers of historical fiction will find deep resonance with stories of the Black Death and other pandemics. In this ...Read Review
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Gabrielle – Abby – is an eighteen-year-old widow and an accomplished musician under the tutelage of her father in Paris when she overhears a plot ...Read Review
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Máire lives in comfort with her father and their servants in Belfast in 1889. Her loving cook has always maintained that Máire’...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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