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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.G. Knott -
Babylon, 6th century BC: teenaged Gil, an indentured servant, escapes the city of Babylon to search for his missing father, who disappeared on ...Read Review
By Karen Maitland -
The Raven’s Head is an intoxicating blend of history, mystery and magic, and Maitland’s storytelling is deft and detailed. Told in ...Read Review
By Sam Thomas -
This is the third in the author’s mystery series set during the English Civil War, starring Lady Bridget Hodgson, noblewoman and midwife. ...Read Review
By G. M. Best -
Starring the characters from Trollope’s famous Barchester Chronicles, this novel certainly made me wish to re-read the originals to compare different perspectives ...Read Review
By Sarah M. Eden -
Miles Linwood and Elise Furlong were childhood best friends. Growing up on neighboring estates, in comfortable luxury, they spent many treasured and halcyon ...Read Review
By Philippa Jane Keyworth -
The beautiful, unmarried 26-year-old Julia Rotherham hopes to get through her younger sister’s coming-out ball without calling attention to herself. After being ...Read Review
By S.K. Rizzolo -
The 1813 murder of a newspaper editor intrigues Penelope Wolfe, but the resulting scandal could involve her. The editor was about to reveal the ...Read Review
By LaShonda Katrice Barnett -
In the early 20th century, Ivoe Williams grows up as the unusually intelligent daughter of a Muslim cook and a metalsmith from Texas. ...Read Review
By Brett Cogburn -
During the Great Depression of the 1930s, gangsters, bootleggers, and bank robbers ran rampant, always looking for ways to make a quick buck. ...Read Review
By Patricia Harman -
Becky worked as a nurse for cold fish Dr. Isaac Blum for years in the 1920s, but as this novel begins, in the ...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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