Forthcoming Historical Novels

The Historical Novel Society has been tracking forthcoming historical novels for many years.  These lists of historical fiction titles are based on publishers’ catalogs, publisher home pages, Publishers Weekly forecasts, Amazon, and information supplied by authors. Titles and dates are subject to change.

We list upcoming mainstream and small press titles set in the early 1970s and before. Details are compiled by Fiona Sheppard.

The current list for 2020 is a work in progress.  Previous lists from 2019, from 2018, from 2017, from 2016, from 2015, from 2014, from 2013 and from 2012 can also be found here.

See also our newest lists of forthcoming children’s and YA titles for 2020 and for 2019 as well as our archive of children’s and YA titles from 2018, from 2017from 2016, from 2015 and from 2014.

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