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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 Peggy Herring -
In 1808, the Russian brig St. Nikolai runs aground off the coast of Washington state, stranding twenty-two people. Among them is amateur astronomer Anna ...Read Review
By Cinda Gault -
This literary debut novel comprises the account of 22-year-old Abigail Peacock, a British woman who had accompanied her father to remote Wabigoon in ...Read Review
By Suzanne North -
On the eve of the Second World War, Kay Jeynes volunteers to transfer out of her typist’s job to work for Japanese ...Read Review
By Diana Davidson -
Set in 1891 in Lac St. Anne, Alberta, Canada, Pilgrimage is the story of four people trying to find love and happiness in a ...Read Review
By Tim Bowling -
At the battle of Antietam Creek, the bloodiest single-day battle of the American Civil War, Union surgeon Anson Baird gratefully accepts the unsolicited ...Read Review
By Max Foran -
When St. Dominic dies in 1221, the list of names discovered on his body is placed in the Vatican archives with the documents pertaining ...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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