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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 Angel Khoury -
With a brief but personal memory of a little-known aspect of the American Civil War, this novel mostly covers events of the 1890s ...Read Review
By Lance Olsen -
June 10, 1927, Berlin. Like the abstract blocks of color in the contemporary painting by Jewish-German artist Otto Freundlich of the same title as this ...Read Review
By Lee Martin -
The first day of school in 1952 seems full of promise for new school librarian Jean De Belle. Not only does the day mark ...Read Review
By Nancy Jensen -
The internment of German immigrants in America during WWII is not a story often told. In 1941 we meet Otto, Nina, and their two ...Read Review
By Russell Rowland -
Tom Butcher is the second-largest ranch owner in Montana. He is also Paradise Valley’s resident troublemaker, the arm-wrestling champion of the area, ...Read Review
By Lindsey Drager -
Drager (The Lost Daughter Collective) returns with another look at how stories are told and how they shape people’s lives in this ...Read Review
By Carolyn Kirby -
The Conviction of Cora Burns is a wholly original and highly compelling novel that delves into the psyche of a young woman and ...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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