Original features from our print magazines.

New Voices: Joanna Campbell Slan, Charlotte Betts, Liz Harris & Maryanne O’Hara

Joanna Campbell Slan, Charlotte Betts, Liz Harris, and Maryanne O’Hara describe the seeds of inspiration that blossomed into their novels. Jane Eyre ...Read Article

Philippa Gregory’s passionate defence of the historical novel

On Saturday 29th September, Philippa Gregory delivered a fabulous opening address at our London conference.  She discussed, among many other things, the importance ...Read Article

The Triumph of Hildegard von Bingen

Born in the lush green Rhineland in present day Germany, Hildegard (1098–1179) was a Benedictine abbess and polymath. She founded two monastic communities for ...Read Article

Remembering HNSLondon12

For so long we were anticipating HNSLondon12, and then it all arrived in a mad, wonderful, exhausting rush, and now we are looking ...Read Article

Philippa Gregory on the Kingmaker’s Daughter and the TV serialisation of the Cousins’ War

Philippa Gregory is giving the Opening Address at HNSLondon12 this weekend. She was earlier interviewed about her new YA novel Changeling by conference ...Read Article

1356: Bernard Cornwell discusses his latest book with Richard Lee

Bernard Cornwell was one of the first members of the Historical Novel Society, and has been a fantastic support since the beginning. He ...Read Article

The Map of Lost Memories: Debut Novelist Kim Fay Discovers Historical Fiction

Kim Fay’s debut historical novel, The Map of Lost Memories: A Novel, set in Shanghai, China; Saigon, Vietnam; and the jungles of ...Read Article

The Spires of Saint-Sulpice, Autumn prize-winning original fiction from Svetlana Kortchik

Svetlana Kortchik, our Autumn prize-winner for short fiction, was born in a small Siberian town of Tomsk and, when she was 16, moved to ...Read Article

In the Man’s World of the Past – Jenny Barden in conversation with C. W. Gortner

C.W. Gortner is the internationally bestselling author of The Confessions of Catherine de Medici, The Last Queen and The Queen’s Vow, ...Read Article

Lindsey Davis: On writing ‘when the mood takes me’.

Lindsey Davis is the Chair of the Society of Authors, and will be a Guest of Honour at the HNSLondon12 Conference in September. ...Read Article

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