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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 Marcella Olschki -
Sixth Form 1939 is a small collection of reminiscences about the author’s last year of school. Marcella is half-Jewish and it is the ...Read Review
By Yael Lotan -
David, the first king of the ancient kingdom of Israel, lies dying – but not in peace. His ambitious sons contend for the throne, ...Read Review
By Shlomo DuNour -
This novel translated from the Hebrew purports to be a narrative by an angel named Adiel, reassigned from his regular task as a ...Read Review
By Brian Howell -
This tri-part book centers on Jan Vermeer, the 17th century Dutch painter of such engaging and suggestive interior scenes. The first episode shows ...Read Review
By Philippe Delelis -
King Frederick II of Prussia summons the elderly J. S. Bach from Leipzig to Potsdam for a meeting. When Bach is ushered into ...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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