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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 Sheila York -
The year is 1946, and Lauren Atwill is a Hollywood screenwriter who stumbles across a gang of blackmailers in this, a medium-boiled mystery novel ...Read Review
By Marsha Canham -
When a rogue privateer captained by Juliet Dante discovers a Spanish galleon attacking and sinking an English ship, she and her crew intercede. ...Read Review
By Alden R. Carter -
The American Civil War battle of Stones River (Murfreesboro) was a vicious killing match in central Tennessee that is largely forgotten by all ...Read Review
By Edward P. Jones -
This novel (winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, and National Book Award nominee) opens with the death of Henry Townsend, a ...Read Review
By Catherine Palmer -
Romance and Christian harmony heal an ancient feud between noble houses in the Yorkshire dales during the Regency (not Victorian Period, as the ...Read Review
By Huston Curtiss -
Southerners truly revere our eccentrics. But of all the hideous, funny, family secrets I’ve heard and told, none can top Huston Curtiss’...Read Review
By Ignacio Padilla -
Two men play chess on a train bound for the eastern front in 1914. The loser will serve as a soldier in a doomed ...Read Review
By Jeanne Kelly (trans.) - By Nathan K. Mao (trans.) - By Qian Zhongshu -
Fortress Besieged was initially published in China in 1947 and is debatably considered one of the finest Chinese novels of last century and for ...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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