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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 Colleen McCullough -
Published 2003Published 2004
The author returns to Australia with a romantic family saga encompassing the events of the late nineteenth century. Alexander Kinross fled his family’...Read Review
By Hayden Gabriel -
Published 2002Published 2003
Set in Cornwall in 1886 and 1986, Where the Light Remains weaves together the stories of two women, their marriages and their personal voyages. 1886: in ...Read Review
By Virginia Ellis -
This story of two young women left behind as their men march off to war embodies the experience of a nation during a ...Read Review
By Joyce T. Stafford -
Psychotherapist Grace Harmon is unhappy with her life. She is estranged from her husband and son, her work is growing tiresome, and she ...Read Review
By Pam Chun -
According to author Pam Chun, in late 19th and early 20th century China, a man’s status was heightened through his accumulation of ...Read Review
By Karen Stolz -
Fanny and Sue are identical twins born just before the Great Depression in St. Louis. Although they look alike and often dress alike, ...Read Review
By Aimee Liu -
Flash House is a complex story of intrigue and survival set in post-WWII Central Asia. Joanna Shaw has relocated with her husband, a ...Read Review
By John Miller -
The Featherbed is the life story of Rebecca Kalish, a Russian-Jewish immigrant, told from the perspective of her two daughters, Anna and Sadie, ...Read Review
By Kien Nguyen -
The Tapestries is a novelization of the life of the author’s grandfather, a gifted embroiderer who served in the court of the ...Read Review
By Pramoedya Ananta Toer -
This novel is based on the life of the author’s grandmother. At age 14, the “girl from the coast,” as she is anonymously ...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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