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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 J. Louis Yampolsky -
Fifteen-year-old Jack Laurel comes of age in his home town – Atlantic City, still the “Playground of the World” even in 1939, the tenth year ...Read Review
By The Medieval Murderers -
This is an anthology of mystery novellas by the writing team of Michael Jecks, Susanna Gregory, Bernard Knight, Ian Morson, and Philip Gooden, ...Read Review
By Tom Morrisey -
This story interweaves between the 18th century in the West Indies and Key West of the 21st century. Captain Henry Thatch, a notorious ...Read Review
By Edward Rutherfurd -
Edward Rutherfurd says that “New York’s magnificent gift to the storyteller is a four-century history as exciting as that of any place ...Read Review
By Adam Williams -
Imagine the Arabian Nights transposed to the Spanish Civil War, or rather the narrator transposed to Andalusia in 1938, for like Scheherazade the narrator ...Read Review
By James W. Nichol -
In 1941, in German-occupied France, 16-year-old Adele Georges meets Manfred Halder. Halder, a 19-year-old German working as a clerk, offers to help Adele find ...Read Review
By Barbara Nadel -
Francis Hancock is a middle-aged, half-English, half-Indian undertaker whose London “manor” is being systematically dismantled by Hitler’s Luftwaffe in World War Two. ...Read Review
By Jennifer Niven -
In 1933, when she is ten years old, Velva Jean Hart is saved for the first time. And she is “saved” with the full ...Read Review
By Shelagh Noden -
This is, I suppose, a saga, although it covers many themes – murder, blackmail, medicine, war and farming, to name a few. Set during ...Read Review
By Wayne D. Overholser -
In 1909, the Pacific Northwest had become an attractive place to settle. Several railroad lines competed for the lucrative rail business into central Oregon. ...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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