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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 Lori McMullen -
Like many Floridians, I have long been a fan of Marjory Stoneman Douglas. I was fortunate enough to review a collection of her ...Read Review
By Joanna FitzPatrick -
Set in the summer of 1924, Joanna FitzPatrick’s latest novel tells the story of Sarah Cunningham, an artist in Paris who travels to ...Read Review
By Deborah K. Shepherd -
So Happy Together, an allusion to the 1967 song of the same name by the Turtles, is an engaging throwback to the decade that ...Read Review
By Margaret Rodenberg -
By 1815, Napoleon has lost everything and surrenders to Britain in the hope the Brits will treat him well. They banish him and his ...Read Review
By A. M. Linden -
The Oath is a tale of Druids and Saxon Christians in 8th-century Britain. The Mother Goddess-worshipping Druids, executed as witches if discovered, survive ...Read Review
By Wendy Voorsanger -
Elisabeth Parker and her husband Nate leave Concord, Massachusetts for Gold Rush-era California in search of her estranged father, who the newlyweds hope ...Read Review
By Jill G. Hall -
Told in parallel narratives, this is the story of two women, one an artist in modern-day San Francisco and the other a hostage ...Read Review
By Rebecca D'Harlingue -
The Lines Between Us is a multi-period debut, beginning in Madrid in 1660 and partly told in epistolary form through diaries and letters. The ...Read Review
By Marian O'Shea Wernicke -
In 1964 a surprising number of American Catholic girls decide to go into the convent to become missionary nuns. Mary Katherine “Kate” O’Neill ...Read Review
By Donna Murray -
In the Ozarks, around the turn of the 20th century, a young Cherokee woman, Sila, is fleeing her abusive husband, desperate enough to ...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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