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Exploring Food as the “Great Connector” in The Chef’s Secret by Crystal King

In Crystal King’s new novel, The Chef’s Secret (Touchstone, 2019), one of history’s most enduring yet relatively unknown chefs, Bartolomeo Scappi, ...Read Article

The Glovemaker’s Daughter by Leah Fleming Sheds Light on 17th-Century Quakers

Leah Fleming’s novel The Glovemaker’s Daughter plays with the dual-time and time-slip narrative devices. It opens with a ghostly apparition of ...Read Article

The Eulogist by Terry Gamble: A Family Affair

Terry Gamble’s curiosity about her immigrant ancestors was the spark behind her latest historical novel, The Eulogist (William Morrow, 2019). Her family’s ...Read Article

New books by HNS members, February 2019

If you’ve written a historical novel or nonfiction work published (or to be published) in November 2018 or after, please send them in ...Read Article

New Voices: Loretta Goldberg, Kerri Maher, Wayne Ng and Signe Pike

Wayne Ng’s novel Finding the Way: A Novel of Lao Tzu (Earnshaw Books, 2018) draws readers into the world of two philosophers, Lao ...Read Article

Australian Historical Fiction: Indigenous Origins, Colonialism, and Diaspora

In 1968, Robert Hughes, Australian expatriate critic and author of The Fatal Shore (Vintage, 1988), wrote a review in The Times of Thomas Keneally’s ...Read Article

Great Expectations Meets Grantchester? Clarissa Harwood’s Bear No Malice

Claire Morris talks to author Clarissa Harwood about choosing the 20th century After she completed the first draft of her novel Impossible Saints (...Read Article

A Search for Peace: Ann Weisgarber’s The Glovemaker

The poorly-defined middle ground Our world is neither black nor white, which might be why we tell stories about the areas of gray. ...Read Article

Ask the Agent: Richard Lee Talks to Kate Nash

I think I can justifiably call Kate Nash a ‘society friendly’ agent. I met her first at a Romantic Novelists’ Association event, and ...Read Article

Unfreezing History: Sara Sheridan’s The Ice Maiden

Sara Sheridan on her fascination with writing historical fiction Sara Sheridan’s latest novel The Ice Maiden (Severn House, 2018) is set in the ...Read Article

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