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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 Lucy Foley -
Spanning most of the 20th century, The Book of Lost and Found is the sort of sweeping multi-period saga I seek out, one ...Read Review
By Clyde Edgerton -
Southern writer Edgerton has never disappointed me with his stories of gentle humor about the South. His latest novel takes place during the ...Read Review
By Breena Clarke -
Sewing Annie Coats and her son Gabriel were born in slavery. Annie taught her son everything she knew about sewing so he could ...Read Review
By Wesley Stace -
Published 2008Published 2009
Ventriloquists’ dummies can seem rather macabre and a little disturbing, and this novel has an element of the bizarre about it. It is ...Read Review
By Eduardo Santiago -
Santiago evokes a strong sense of Cuban immigrant life in this novel set in 1960s Union City, New Jersey. Graciela, Caridad, and Imperio, ...Read Review
By Luis Alberto Urrea -
Luis Alberto Urrea had a “flying Yaqui aunt” in Tijuana, Mexico, a woman who was said to be the mystical guiding force behind ...Read Review
By Kathryn Davis -
Originally published in 1998, this novel takes us into the lives and minds of the occupants of three separate households: a dollhouse, a house ...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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