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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 Dacia Maraini -
In 18th-century Sicily Marianna is born to a life of extravagant luxury, daughter of charming, affectionate Duke Signoretto Ucria. She is lovely and ...Read Review
By Tatamkhulu Afrika -
Published 2008Published 2010
This work is based on the author’s experience of being captured in the North African campaign and landing in an Italian, then ...Read Review
By Francis King -
Published 2009Published 2010
Set in the aftermath of World War II Britain, Cold Snap is an evocative, moody, almost depressing novel about living life within the ...Read Review
By Alan Gould -
Alec Dearborn, a thoroughly likeable Australian soldier in the British paratroopers, takes part in the Allied invasion of France. On the eve of ...Read Review
By Clare Colvin -
Published 1999Published 2007
This panoramic epic of the Italian Renaissance is set in the court of Vincenzo Gonzaga, 4th Duke of Mantua, who has devoted his ...Read Review
By Jose Luis de Juan -
This novel encompasses two mirrored stories: one set in 1st Century Rome, the other in 1950s Harvard. The Roman narrative tells of Mazuf, ...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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