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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 Carolyn Korsmeyer -
Spin-offs from Pride and Prejudice generally focus on Elizabeth and Darcy and occasionally the other Bennet sisters. Instead, in Charlotte’s Story Carolyn ...Read Review
By Nick Padron -
With the Spanish Civil War dragging on in Europe, two world-adventurers with a knack for unsavory deeds embark on a rescue mission. This, ...Read Review
By Becky Marietta -
In 1972, Betty McLaughlin is bored writing obituaries for the Springdale Times. An aspiring journalist, Betty musters her courage to ask her editor if ...Read Review
By Danielle Mahfood -
In 1863, young teenager Cassandra Drayton, only daughter and heiress of Lord James Drayton, strikes up a friendship with young stable boy Crispin St. ...Read Review
By Jesscia Barksdale Inclán -
In this historical fantasy, suspend disbelief and take a comedic romp through Elizabethan England, circa 1598. Travel to Will Shakespeare’s time with the ...Read Review
By Ed Protzel -
In November 1865, Durksen Hurst, along with two of his remaining partners from DarkHorse plantation, Big Josh and Long Lou, two former slaves, are ...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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