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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 Graham Swift -
Set during the summer of 1959 in the seaside town of Brighton, England, this novel tells the story of three main characters. Jack Robinson ...Read Review
By Ian McGuire -
Following the success of his second novel, The North Water, Ian McGuire returns with the page-turning tale of two Irishmen in 1860s Manchester, ...Read Review
By Alice Hoffman -
Magical realism combines with fairy tale in this story of young adults facing death and torture at the hands of the Nazis during ...Read Review
By Lisa See -
Life for women in Jeju, a remote Korean island, is very different than in other places. Here women are the breadwinners, working outside ...Read Review
By Virginia Reeves -
Roscoe Martin is infatuated with two things: his wife and electricity. Both end up ruining him as a husband and father, and destroy ...Read Review
By Ignacio Padilla -
Two men play chess on a train bound for the eastern front in 1914. The loser will serve as a soldier in a doomed ...Read Review
By Chris Petit -
Published 2002Published 2003 (UK)
If you enjoy assembling really big jigsaw puzzles with really small pieces, you may enjoy this book. Told entirely first person by a ...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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