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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 Andrea Camilleri - By Stephen Sartarelli (trans.) -
Structured as a condensed crime mystery and based on a true story, The Sect of Angels takes us through a series of epidemics, ...Read Review
By Natalie Haynes -
Another group of girls break their silence in this brilliant adaptation of the Oedipus myth, told from the perspective of its female protagonists. ...Read Review
By Ahmet Altan -
This first book in the Ottoman Quartet is set in the late 19th century and early 20th century in Turkey. An absolute Sultan ...Read Review
By Chris Womersley -
It is 1673. Charlotte Picot is urged by her dying husband, Michel, to take their son and flee their fever-ridden village of Saint-Gilles for ...Read Review
By Anthony Quinn -
Published 2016Published 2017Published 2017-11-07
The novel starts at the end of the Second World War. Freya Wyley, aged 20, has been doing intelligence work for the Wrens 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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