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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 Ted Bell -
The Time Pirate is Bell’s sequel to Nick of Time, featuring a time traveling, 12- year-old bundle of action and energy, Nick ...Read Review
By Sara Poole -
Sara Poole, in her new novel, Poison, captures the color and pace of the best contemporary thrillers. With a style similar to James ...Read Review
By William Napier -
Published 2007Published 2010
In the second volume of William Napier’s Attila trilogy, the prince returns from exile to reclaim his place as king from his ...Read Review
By Marina Fiorato -
In her latest novel, Fiorato brings us a lively, face-paced blend of history, art, and romance. Set in Renaissance Italy in 1482 during the ...Read Review
By Lynn Shepherd -
The well-known classic Mansfield Park has been transformed into a whodunit murder mystery. Murder at Mansfield Park is a page-turner with twists and ...Read Review
By Pai Kit Fai -
Published 2009Published 2010
The wealth of detail about Chinese history and culture gives this book an edge over other stories that tell a similar tale. The ...Read Review
By Pai Kit Fai -
By Linda Porter -
This fascinating biography of Mary Tudor cuts through centuries of assumption, legend, and demonization to reveal a more even-handed portrait of the first ...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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