Articles

Original features from our print magazines.

New books by HNS members, May 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

My Dear Hamilton

Co-authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie have written their second colonial American novel about Alexander Hamilton’s wife, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, titled My ...Read Article

Missing from History: Women Composers

To a large extent, women have been written out of history. This seems especially true in the male-dominated world of classical music. When ...Read Article

Philadelphia, 1918: Susan Meissner and Mindy Tarquini on the Influenza Pandemic

Susan Meissner and Mindy Tarquini discuss their new novels The 1918-19 influenza pandemic claimed an estimated 50 million lives worldwide. For its centennial remembrance, ...Read Article

A Bear Named Cuff: Linda Spalding’s A Reckoning

An author reckons with her family’s checkered antebellum history The cub is one of the vivid characters in Linda Spalding’s new ...Read Article

A New Interest in Cuba?

Claire Morris examines the recent popularity of Cuban settings. It was impossible to miss the travel articles on Cuba. In 2016, it seemed every ...Read Article

A Supreme Master: Michael Ondaatje’s New Novel, Warlight

Michael Ondaatje needs little introduction. Born in Sri Lanka and partly educated in London before emigrating as a teenager in the early 1960s ...Read Article

Red Pencil: Christmas at Carnton

In her final Red Pencil column, Cindy Vallar examines the collaboration between author and editor in Tamera Alexander’s Christmas at Carnton. When ...Read Article

New Voices: Carys Davies, Imogen Hermes Gowar, Tadzio Koelb & Daniela Tully

Introducing us to history’s thrilling hidden stories are debut novelists Carys Davies, Imogen Hermes Gowar, Tadzio Koelb and Daniela Tully. While exploring ...Read Article

From “the fertile ground of conflict” – Andrew Taylor’s The Fire Court

With The Ashes of London (Harper Collins, 2017) Andrew Taylor began a series historical crime novels set in Restoration London. The Fire Court (Harper ...Read Article