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Shake It Up: The HNS North America Conference 2021

The Historical Novel Society North America Conference takes place every other year, alternating with our sister conference in the UK. Our mission is ...Read Article

Historical Slang Print Resources for Novelists: Part One

Getting slang right for your time period and location is important for novelists.  For historical slang, I found much more information in print ...Read Article

Tracking the Real Virginia: The Invisible Woman by Erika Robuck

Erika Robuck’s sixth novel The Invisible Woman (PenguinRandomHouse 2021), is something of a departure from her previous works. Robuck is best known for “...Read Article

Islanders and Invaders: The Girl from the Channel Islands by Jenny Lecoat

Jenny Lecoat is perhaps currently better known as being an alternative comedian but her debut novel, The Girl from the Channel Islands (Graydon ...Read Article

New books by Historical Novel Society members, February 2021

Congratulations to our author members on their new book releases.  If you’ve written a historical novel or nonfiction work published (or to ...Read Article

Changing Perceptions of History: Elzbieta Cherezińska’s The Widow Queen

WRITTEN BY LISA REDMOND Dedicated to all women about whom history is silent Through the translation skills of Maya Zakrewska-Pim and an American ...Read Article

Allure of the Artist: The Fascination with Creative Artists in Historical Fiction

WRITTEN BY SUSANNE DUNLAP They’re not the political movers and shakers, or witnesses to the biggest moments of history, or even necessarily ...Read Article

Sacred Space: A Conversation with Laura Esquivel about Her Trilogy

WRITTEN BY ADELAIDA LUCENA-LOWER It was only when the Covid-19 pandemic struck and everyone had to shelter at home that many people rediscovered ...Read Article

Band of Sisters: Lauren Willig’s True Account of the Triumph of Hope over Hopelessness

WRITTEN BY M.K. TOD 1917 France. A country torn apart by war. Villages destroyed. Families homeless. Children orphaned. Women pregnant against their will. ...Read Article

A Passion for Words: Ursula Hegi Considers Her Work

WRITTEN BY LISA REDMOND Ursula Hegi’s new novel The Patron Saint of Pregnant Girls (Flatiron, 2020) is a multi-voiced historical tale set on ...Read Article