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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 Neal Bascomb -
This is a fascinating account of the capture of Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires by Israeli agents, an event that made headlines ...Read Review
By Julius Lester -
Published 2000Published 2009
The story of Moses, hidden among the reeds and found by a princess of Egypt, is one many of us remember hearing from ...Read Review
By Paul Griner -
The German woman of the title is an English woman, Kate Zweig, a trained nurse married to a German surgeon, Horst Zweig. It ...Read Review
By Nicole Helget -
It opens with a shocking scene in 1920s Minnesota, in which the title character, Lester Sutter, a mentally handicapped man skilled at ...Read Review
By John Harwood -
John Harwood, the Australian author of The Ghost Writer, won the 2004 International Horror Guild Award for Best First Novel. Professor of English for ...Read Review
By John Vernon -
This novel takes place between 1878 and 1881 when young Billy the Kid was involved in the Lincoln County War in New Mexico, fought between ...Read Review
By Ivan Doig -
In 1941, the Montana State College starting eleven all entered into military service. Each lost his life in that great effort. This is the ...Read Review
By Joseph Bruchac -
The eagerly anticipated paperback edition of this acclaimed story of the Bird Woman of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806) is here. The ...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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