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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 Philippa Jane Keyworth -
In October 1815, after two years of a miserable, abusive marriage, Lettice Burton suddenly finds herself a penniless young widow. Her mother-in-law, a recent ...Read Review
By Thomas Keneally -
Published 2012Published 2013
The First World War has become a staple of recent fiction. Thomas Keneally, in this epic novel told from an Australian perspective, enables ...Read Review
By M.K. Hume -
Published 2011Published 2013
First published by Headline in the UK (2011), this is the US paperback edition of Book One of Hume’s series The Merlin Prophecy, ...Read Review
By Barbara Lazar -
There’s nothing like fiction set in 12th-century Buddhist Japan to shake up one’s notions about feminine strength and bravery. Kozaishō, the ...Read Review
By Tessa Harris -
In this second mystery featuring Dr. Thomas Silkstone, the Philadelphian anatomist living in 1780s London investigates the murder of a castrato singer whose ...Read Review
By Dewey Lambdin -
Captain Alan Lewrie leaves his post in the Bahamas for London with word of the victory at Trafalgar and the death of Admiral ...Read Review
By Julie Kibler -
Julie Kibler’s debut novel travels between the current era and the late 1930s to early ´40s. The outer rim of the story ...Read Review
By Andrea Cremer -
Ember Morrow has fought her family and convention to be allowed to join the Order of the Knights of Conatus based in Tearmunn ...Read Review
By Patricia Bracewell -
In this, the first installment of a contemplated trilogy, debut author Bracewell deftly explores the formative years of Emma of Normandy’s life, ...Read Review
By Freda Lightfoot -
Dorothy Jordan, Drury Lane’s most notable comedic actress, grew up in Ireland where she had few career choices, being the illegitimate daughter ...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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