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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 Heikki Hietala -
Tulagi Hotel is a wonderful, very readable novel which follows the life of ace US Marine fighter pilot Jack McGuire. Trying to rebuild ...Read Review
By M.M. Bennetts -
This novel is set in 1812 against the backdrop of fear and conspiracy that are rife in England and Europe, and are a consequence ...Read Review
By M.M. Bennetts -
Set during the Napoleonic Wars, this story concerns the secretive Boy Tirrell, a talented child with a phenomenal memory, who is employed by ...Read Review
By Paul House -
As war breaks out in Europe, and Japanese troops advance towards Hong Kong, Molly Russell, daughter of the wheelchair‑bound Willard, and her ...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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