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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 Elsie Augustave -
Augustave’s expressive debut traces a young woman’s search for her cultural and emotional identity. Born in rural Haiti in the late 1950...Read Review
By William Heffernan -
Billed as an historical mystery, Heffernan’s latest explores how three boys met the challenges of a catastrophic war and the changes it ...Read Review
By Anthony C. Winkler -
God Carlos is the story of a 16th-century Spanish seaman who sails to Jamaica. He participates in the common practice of mistreating the ...Read Review
By Jaime Manrique -
This novel takes the biography of the creator of Don Quixote as the starting point for a tale of love and revenge that ...Read Review
By Shira Nayman -
Oscar Harcourt is an enigmatic English art collector living on an opulent estate on Long Island, six years and thousands of miles from ...Read Review
By Eliza Factor -
This is an amazing book. Factor’s writing bumps up against magical realism time and again in the most wonderful way and yet ...Read Review
By Bernice L. McFadden -
We often imagine what it would be like if a place could talk, be a witness to historical events. Bernice McFadden accomplishes this ...Read Review
By Nina Revoyr -
Every once in a while, a book reminds me that literature is more than plot and character, sentences and words. Some are raw ...Read Review
By David Unger -
Samuel Berkow’s life has been completely overturned. Once a successful businessman in Hamburg, middle-aged Samuel flees to Guatemala to escape the Nazi ...Read Review
By Persia Walker -
The title says it all. Black Orchid Blues is the sad, sweet sound of a mellow saxophone wafting around the tables of 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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