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The Last Confessions of Sylvia P. by Lee Kravetz: the Iconic Poet in Historical Fiction

BY TRISH MACENULTY The Last Confessions of Sylvia P. (HarperCollins, 2022) is Lee Kravetz’s first novel but not his first book. He is ...Read Article

Launch: Malika J. Stevely’s Song of Redemption

INTERVIEW BY MALLY BECKER Malika J. Stevely is an author of historical fiction, African American and women’s literature and essays. After earning ...Read Article

New books by Historical Novel Society members, May 2022

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

Special Kind of People: Louise Hare’s Miss Aldridge Regrets

WRITTEN BY MYFANWY COOK The Lovely City (HarperCollins, 2020), Louise Hare’s debut novel, was greeted with an avalanche of praise.  Not only was ...Read Article

History & Film | For the World Is Hell: The North Water

WRITTEN BY BETHANY LATHAM There’s something inherently fascinating about those white, icy spaces at the earth’s poles – an environment at once ...Read Article

Poesy & Precision: Annabel Abbs

WRITTEN BY LUCINDA BYATT Victorian Cookery for All Those with an interest in historical recipes will have heard of Eliza Acton (1799–1859), who is ...Read Article

New Voices: Jody Hadlock, Colin Holmes, Peter Mann, and J. P. O’Connell

WRITTEN BY MYFANWY COOK Drama, detailed historical fact, and a desire to entertain their readers can all be discovered in the debut historical ...Read Article

Fresh Takes on Old Tales: Nicola Griffith’s Spear

WRITTEN BY KATIE STINE Arthurian legends occupy a great deal of space in Western fiction. Whether it is the love triangle of Arthur, ...Read Article

The Historical Novel Society Celebrates 25 Years

WRITTEN BY BETHANY LATHAM For its 25th anniversary, the Society’s members share what the HNS means to them In 1997, Richard Lee took ...Read Article

Wordsmith Revisited: The Works of George Alfred Henty

WRITTEN BY JON G. BRADLEY & SAM ALLISON George Alfred Henty died in November 1902 just several weeks shy of his seventieth birthday. Considered ...Read Article