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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 Haim Sabato -
Haim Sabato, “a master of Hebrew ancient and modern” today heads a yeshiva near Jerusalem. In Aleppo Tales he presents more a collection ...Read Review
By Albert Noyer -
Albert Noyer’s second historical mystery takes the reader to the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century, where the physician Getorius and ...Read Review
By Laurent Gaudé - By trans. David Herman -
This story of bizarre family relations purports to be set in an African kingdom, but the story reads more like medieval myth. King ...Read Review
By Helaine Helmreich -
In 1935, a young Jewish girl enters into an unfortunate relationship with a local boy in a rural town in Poland. They secretly meet ...Read Review
By Amos Oz (trans. Amos Oz & Penelope Farmer) -
Soumchi should be considered the definition of a novella. It’s 53 pages of compact, dazzling brilliance. It is a simple story which conveys ...Read Review
By Marek Halter -
The Book of Abraham begins with the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in 70 AD as Abraham the Temple scribe and his family ...Read Review
Half historical novel, half political thriller, Halter’s novel (translated into English for the first time) creates disturbing parallels between the 10th century ...Read Review
By John Auerbach -
“A ship staying too long in one place defies the purpose of its existence. Everybody and everything connected with it becomes infected by ...Read Review
The two novellas and several short stories in this posthumous collection (John Auerbach passed away in November, 2002, while the book was in preparation) ...Read Review
By Rosalind Brackenbury -
Sarah Henderson is an American journalist traveling in France and North Africa. Before her mother who was stricken with Alzheimer’s died, Sarah ...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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