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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 Matt Rees -
Cross-genre novels used to be considered unpublishable, but no more. Mozart’s Last Aria could be defined as historical mystery laced with strong ...Read Review
By Robert Wilton -
This is a promising debut. Robert Wilton has used his knowledge of government to concoct a story of betrayal and deceit set in 1805, ...Read Review
By Robert Fabbri -
At the age of 16, Vespasian leaves the family home along with his brother, Sabinus, to journey to Rome with a view to finding ...Read Review
By Kate Lord Brown -
The title is a slang term for the female volunteers of the ATA (Air Transport Auxiliary) who in World War II moved aircraft ...Read Review
By Karl Marlantes -
Historical novels of young men at war play a critical role in popular acceptance of this genre. First-time novelist Karl Marlantes’s lengthy ...Read Review
By Phil Rickman -
England 1560, and the young Queen Elizabeth is still settling into her new throne. Whilst trying to usher in a new time of post-Marian ...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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