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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.
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In June 1942, 14-year-old Kiska Baranoff leads a peaceful life with her family on one of the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. They live a ...Read Review
By John Smelcer -
The Gospel of Simon begins outside of present-day Jerusalem with a man named Simon finding out that his ancestor and namesake was none ...Read Review
Lucy Secondchief, Simon Lone Fight, Noah Boyscout, and Elijah High Horse have grown up in very different regions of America under very different ...Read Review
By Mick Carlon -
After hearing Avery Hall sing at a dive club in Harlem, Lester “Pres” Young advises Count Basie to bring her on as their ...Read Review
By Michael Keenan Gutierrez -
Photographer Neal Stephens returns to Colorado in 1919 after taking pictures of the men who fought in the trenches of World War I. A ...Read Review
By Edward Hower -
Sent to cover a spiritualists’ gathering for the New York Daily Graphic, lawyer, war veteran and journalist Capt. Benjamin Blackburn expects to find ...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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