Articles

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Overcoming Prejudice and Claiming Identity: The Last Blue by Isla Morley

Whilst working on her novel Above (Two Roads, 2014), Isla Morley came across by chance an online article on the Fugate family of Troublesome ...Read Article

When Silence Says More than Words: Glorious Boy by Aimee Liu

Aimee Liu describes her novel, Glorious Boy (Red Hen Press, May 2020), as being a “story of [an] unusual family, yanked apart by [the ...Read Article

Making Wine and Beer? Resources for Historical Novelists

Wine and beer were important beverages for our ancestors, and odds are you may have to know something about how they were made ...Read Article

New books by HNS members, May 2020

Congrats to the following authors on their new releases! If you’ve written a historical novel or nonfiction work published (or to be ...Read Article

Ask the Agent: Isobel Dixon and Graeme Macrae Burnet

WRITTEN BY RICHARD LEE Isobel Dixon is MD and Head of Books at Blake Friedmann Literary Agency in London and President of the (...Read Article

Not Just for Kids: The Graphic Novel and Historical Fiction

WRITTEN BY HUGO FREY It was back in the later 1980s that the literary world first got excited about the graphic novel. All ...Read Article

Mercies of the Past: Power and Punishment on the Norwegian Island of Vardø

WRITTEN BY KATHERINE STANSFIELD Kiran Millwood Hargrave is an award-winning poet, playwright, and novelist. The Mercies is her first novel for adults. Her ...Read Article

New Voices: Louise Fein, Natalie Jenner, Michael L. Huie, and Rita Woods

WRITTEN BY MYFANWY COOK Memories, tragedy and hope are all interlaced in the past worlds created by debut novelists Louise Fein, Natalie Jenner, ...Read Article

Taking Up a Challenge: Wolf by Herbert J. Stern and Alan A. Winter

WRITTEN BY MYFANWY COOK In writing their novel Wolf (Skyhorse, 2020), Herbert J. Stern and Alan A. Winter were faced with two major hurdles. ...Read Article

Evacuation: Elisabeth Gifford on The Lost Lights of St Kilda

WRITTEN BY SALLY ZIGMOND When I opened the first page of Secrets of the Sea House back in 2014, I knew I’d found ...Read Article

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