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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 Anthony Arnove - By Colin Firth -
You probably know Colin Firth better as an actor than an author, so it may be no surprise to learn that The People ...Read Review
By Ismail Kadare -
Published 2012Published 2013
The Fall of the Stone City is a translation form the Albanian of a short novel by Ismail Kadare, set in Kadare’s ...Read Review
By Tom Wright -
Wright’s novel can easily be read in a variety of ways. As a Southern Gothic. As a coming-of-age novel. Even as a ...Read Review
By A.S. Byatt -
Published 2011Published 2012
The Canongate Myth Series has invited prominent authors to retell myths in modern terms. This entry uses Norse, Icelandic and German myths as ...Read Review
By Mari Strachan -
The war is over, but it has left its mark on the tiny West Wales village of Non and her family. Men are ...Read Review
By Carol Birch -
Sometimes a novel comes along that one reads simply for the pleasure of enjoying the skill (or is it magic?) with which the ...Read Review
By Kader Abdollah -
Like a lovely dream turned nightmare, The House of the Mosque shakes us awake. The author, Kader Abdollah, a pseudonym, paints the picture ...Read Review
By Claire Harman -
In the last year I’ve reviewed three derivative works of Jane Austen, and in the same period the HNS published upwards of ...Read Review
By Kate Grenville -
Published 2009Published 2010
Kate Grenville is a bestselling Australian author who has already written about her country’s convict past. In The Lieutenant she goes back ...Read Review
By Matt Bondurant -
Published 2009Published 2012
During the Prohibition era, moonshine flowed freely through the mountains of Franklin County, Virginia, and few bootleggers were more productive, violent, and notable ...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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