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HNS Awards have helped discover and launch the author careers of Michel Faber, Ruth Downie, Hilary Green, Martin Sutton, Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott, Nikki Marmery, Margaret Skea, Warwick Cairns, Katherine Mezzacappa and Elizabeth Macneal. Our ARA and Saudi awards are amongst the most generous of all literary prizes.
By Alexander Delacroix -
Steeped in 15th-century blood, Delacroix has brought Transylvanian and Wallachian history vividly to life. The fact that one central character is a young ...Read Review
By Jerry Mikorenda -
At the turn of the 20th century in Australia, twelve-year-old Savannah Dawson dreams of the day her father will invite her to participate ...Read Review
By Caroline Tung Richmond -
Alternate HistoryChildren/Young Adult
In this YA 1963 alternative history, nuclear weapons remain unknown. Instead, advanced robots carry out tasks that range from fighting wars to serving cocktails ...Read Review
By Oliver Latch (trans.) - By Tilman Roehrig -
This novel opens at the 1189 death of King Henry II, followed by the crowning of his older son, Richard the Lionheart, and Richard’...Read Review
By Samantha Cohoe -
Children/Young AdultHistorical Fantasy
Mae Wilson is an eighteen-year-old orphan on a magical island surrounded by miles of ocean. The Prosper family, headed by Lord Alphonsus Prosper, ...Read Review
By David Namisato (illus.) - By J. Torres -
Young Sandy Saito loves his hometown Vancouver’s all-Japanese baseball team, but when they are knocked out during the playoffs in 1941, his father ...Read Review
By Carolyn T. O’Neil -
As civil war between the Reds and Whites rages across Russia in 1918, Evgenia, a sixteen-year-old peasant, drives from village to village with her ...Read Review
By Eric Rohmann (illus.) - By Kathi Appelt -
Appelt charms in this heartwarming middle-grade tale of a camel in the desert of West Texas in 1910. Zada the camel has lived a ...Read Review
By Kendare Blake -
Summer 1958, and the upper Midwest is plagued by serial murders. Every victim has been bled dry, but the scenes were “suspiciously clean of ...Read Review
By Kathryn Lasky -
This fascinating novel, written for middle grades, features a young teen protagonist and recounts a story that will delight and intrigue adults also. ...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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