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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 R. N. Morris -
Eighteen-year-old Eve Cardew is found dead, a white feather on the ground near her body, another in her mouth. Hours before, she and ...Read Review
By Veera Hiranandani -
India/Pakistan, 1947. For her twelfth birthday, Nisha receives a diary. She decides to write in it every night, summarizing her day for her ...Read Review
By Abi Maxwell -
In The Den, two sets of sisters struggle with the aftermath of premarital sexual indiscretion. Separated by a hundred and fifty years, both ...Read Review
By Mandy Haggith -
Set in 320 B.C., The Amber Seeker is the sequel to the critically acclaimed The Walrus Mutterer (reviewed in HNR 86). The novel is ...Read Review
By Colson Whitehead -
The incomparable Colson Whitehead follows his Pulitzer-Prize-winning The Underground Railroad with a tale that is much different and yet, sadly, much the same. ...Read Review
By Jing-Jing Lee -
Straddling two timelines and told from the perspective of two narrators, How We Disappeared is an evocative glimpse into Japanese-occupied Singapore during World ...Read Review
By E.R. Ramzipoor -
World War II was fought on many fronts. One of the most important battles concerned the Germans’ attempt, in spite of their campaign ...Read Review
By Amanda Lee Koe -
Delayed Rays of a Star features three women—the actresses Marlene Dietrich and Anna May Wong, and the filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl—who were ...Read Review
By Mollie Walton -
This is the debut saga from Walton, a successful transition for the author, who also pens historical fiction under her real name, Rebecca ...Read Review
By Ed Ifkovic -
In the ninth and final volume in Ifkovic’s Edna Ferber mysteries, we join the acerbic writer in late 1950s Fairbanks, Alaska, where ...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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