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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 Nicolas Rothwell -
Winner of the Australian Prime Minister’s Literary Award for his novel Quicksilver, Nicolas Rothwell’s Red Heaven is a nostalgic meditation on ...Read Review
By Suzanne McCourt -
The Tulip Tree is a complex family saga, taking readers through a volatile sweep of time in an ever-changing Poland from 1920 to 1954: a ...Read Review
By Caroline Lea -
The Channel Islands were one of the more peaceful places to spend the Second World War. They were occupied by the Germans in ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Kostova -
Kostova’s third novel (after The Historian and The Swan Thieves) is a road trip adventure mixed with mystery, literary fiction, and a ...Read Review
By Tim Flannery -
Published 2014Published 2016
This novel is a silly romp through the Australian Museum collection in 1932. Archie Meeks returns home to his fiancée, Beatrice, after five ...Read Review
By Clare Wright -
The Battle of the Eureka Stockade is a legendary milestone, the birth of Australian democracy. It took place on 3rd December 1854 in gold-rush ...Read Review
By Toni Jordan -
This is not a historical novel in the conventional sense but a narrative consisting of nine vignettes, each taking place over the course ...Read Review
By Kate Grenville -
Sarah Thornhill is the sequel to Kate Grenville’s award-winning novel, The Secret River, which was set during the early years of the 19...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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