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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 Tori Whitaker -
Tori Whitaker is an avid reader of novels that juggle past and present-day timelines, highlighting worthy examples on social media and penning a ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Blackwell -
Born the daughter of a minor Russian noble, Nadia Shulkina comes of age in the social upheaval of the aftermath of the Russian ...Read Review
By Marlowe Benn -
The title of this sophisticated second entry in the Julia Kydd mystery series (after Relative Fortunes) is cleverly apropos. It’s set in ...Read Review
By Laila Ibrahim -
The Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1870, guarantees the right to vote despite race, color, or previous servitude. In Golden ...Read Review
By Lydia Kang -
It’s 1899, the turn of the 20th century, in New York City. Young and pampered Tillie Pembroke, who never seems quite able to ...Read Review
By Aimie K. Runyan -
Aimie K. Runyan’s latest novel is told in three points of view, and the lives of these three characters intersect as the ...Read Review
By Ella Zeiss - By Helen MacCormac (trans.) -
In this novel set in the 1930s, Anna is a German-Russian woman doing her best to make a happy life and home for ...Read Review
By Amy Sue - By Nathan -
In the same way that Rosamunde Pilcher’s books often bring to life different generations of women meeting and surmounting challenges, Amy Sue ...Read Review
By William Andrews -
The Spirit of the Dragon is the third book in William Andrews’ series depicting Korean women and their fates during the war, but ...Read Review
By Amy Harmon -
A widow at twenty, Naomi May is bound for California with her family and her in-laws. She records the journey on paper, drawing ...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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