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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 Patrice Sarath -
Among the plethora of Jane Austen continuation novels, this story is distinct in that its central character is the least inspiring Bennet sister, ...Read Review
By Ellis Avery -
In this stunningly intimate reimagining of an important year in the life of Tamara de Lempicka, we follow the young woman who was ...Read Review
By Sharon Kay Penman -
The title of Sharon Kay Penman’s highly anticipated new novel, Lionheart, says it all. This is the story of Richard Plantagenet: king, ...Read Review
By Gillian Bagwell -
Jane Lane, daughter of an affluent Royalist family during Cromwell’s Commonwealth, longed for adventure over respectable marriage. This she found when the ...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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