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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 Alana White -
Published 2016Published c1990
Salina Harris is a stubborn, outspoken twelve-year-old from a small mountain town in Tennessee. It’s 1949, and while WWII left scarred lives in ...Read Review
By Mary Glickman -
Set in the mountains and backwoods regions of the southeastern United States in the 1820s and ‘30s, this novel centers on intercultural prejudice, ...Read Review
By Dominique Marny -
Marny’s second novel, first published in France in 1997, is a post-WWI saga about a responsible young woman, Jeanne Barthélemy, who takes ...Read Review
By Valerie Miner -
Published 2014Published c1987
Originally published in 1987, this reissue will entice a new generation to read Miner’s coming-of-age story of four women in San Francisco during ...Read Review
By Janice Law -
The second outing for 20th-century painter Francis Bacon as an accidental sleuth opens with a bang: “The war was over: Herr Hitler was ...Read Review
By J. Robert Janes -
Best known for his St-Cyr and Kohler mysteries, Janes is on familiar Nazi-occupied French ground in this wartime thriller told by Lily de ...Read Review
Jean-Louis St-Cyr and Hermann Kohler make up the intriguing duo of detectives fighting everyday crime in Paris during the German occupation. Brutal assaults ...Read Review
By Janice Law -
Francis Bacon is a flamer, for sure, in more ways than one. Because of severe asthma, he can’t serve on the front ...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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