Original features from our print magazines.

Pain, Kindness, and Friendship

Andrew Miller’s skill as a novelist is unquestionable, and he has won a raft of prizes including the Costa Book of the ...Read Article

Ahead of Their Time: Forgotten Female Surrealists

Rupert Thomson speaks to Mary Sharratt about his novel, Never Anyone But You. While Frida Kahlo is arguably the world’s most famous ...Read Article

Women Speaking Up for Themselves: A New Voice for an Epic Retold

Pat Barker discusses her new novel, The Silence of the Girls. The Iliad is famously a story about the anger of men. The ...Read Article

On the Wings of Icarus: Or, How I Lost My Heart to an Aviatrix

“Once having tasted flight you will walk this earth with your eyes turned skyward. For there you have been and there you long ...Read Article

Mysteries of Creation: The 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

“So much has been done, exclaimed the soul of Frankenstein — more, far more, will I achieve; treading in the steps already marked, I ...Read Article

History & Film: My Cousin Rachel

My Cousin Rachel: The Beauty of Ambiguity In my personal canon of Gothic literature, Daphne du Maurier is one of the greater saints. ...Read Article

New Voices: Laura Carlin, Lauren Chater, Kali Napier and Lucy Treloar

Captivating readers with their creative blend of historical fact and fiction are debut novelists Laura Carlin, Lauren Chater, Kali Napier and Lucy Treloar. ...Read Article

New books by HNS members, August 2018

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

Q and A with our 2018 New Novel Award Judge, Catherine Cho

Huge thanks to Catherine for offering to choose the winner from our 2018 shortlisted novels, and also for taking the time to answer my ...Read Article

Sky Girls by Gene Nora Jessen Features Fearless Female Flyers of Historic 1929 Air Race

As a small boy I watched the RAF and the Luftwaffe fight it out in the skies above England. I was awed by ...Read Article