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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 Jonathan Kos-Read -
This debut novel, set in Jin Dynasty (12th-century) China, is a unique historical mystery. Most procedurals feature an arbitrary deadline imposed by superiors ...Read Review
By Laurie Dennis -
Epic in scope, this novel of 1300s China is absolutely fascinating. Set at a time when the Mongol-ruled Yuan dynasty is foundering, clearly ...Read Review
By Alice Poon -
In this extremely well-researched novel of three courtesans of 17th-century Nanjing, China, Poon tells the life stories and friendships of three real-life women ...Read Review
By Brian McElney -
Inspired by the theory that a group of 145 soldiers, captured by the Chinese in 36 BC during their campaign against the nomads of the ...Read Review
By Harry Miller -
“Then we take both of them/And break them into pieces/And mix the pieces with water/And mold again a figure of ...Read Review
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