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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 Neil MacKay -
Neil MacKay’s version of 16th-century Germany resembles hell on earth. Pamphlets from the period describe the trial of one Peter Stumpf in ...Read Review
By Allyson Stack -
It’s 1884, and Vera Palmer, widowed at twenty-three, has left middle-class Connecticut for a bookkeeping job at a frontier Arizona boardinghouse. But the ...Read Review
By Alan Murray -
Published 2017Published c2016
George Maclean and Danny Inglis, two wartime Military Intelligence agents assigned to investigate the devastating Luftwaffe bombings of Clydebank in March of 1941, have ...Read Review
By Dorothy Alexander -
In 1889, a coal pit fire broke out in the Mauricewood Colliery in Scotland. As the fire spread, over 60 of the 70 men in the ...Read Review
By Sarah Maine -
Published 2014Published 2016
Hetty, running from an uncomfortable relationship, travels to a remote island in the Outer Hebrides. It’s 2010, and she’s purchased the estate ...Read Review
By Iain Maloney -
Maloney drew on his grandfather’s experiences to create this story of a young man’s journey to become an RAF pilot in 1943. ...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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