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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 Kelly Rimmer -
Straddling the past and the present, The Things We Cannot Say is a mesmerizing tale of family, memory, forgiveness, and unconditional love, but ...Read Review
By Nikola Scott -
Given the opportunity, I’ll choose a book with the word ‘secret’ in the title. We all love secrets. We try to keep ...Read Review
By Anton Gill -
Published 2003Published 2004
Books written about Michelangelo and the David are numerous, and with this offering, Gill doesn’t cover any new ground. He has, however, ...Read Review
By Aimee Liu -
Flash House is a complex story of intrigue and survival set in post-WWII Central Asia. Joanna Shaw has relocated with her husband, a ...Read Review
By Thalassa Ali -
In 1838, Mariana Givens travels to India to husband-hunt. She, however, is not a typical Victorian maiden; she prefers bazaars to balls and learning ...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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