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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 Karen Lynn Allen -
Allen’s story about the antebellum South is a bittersweet tale of what might have been. The romance between protagonist Jasper Wainwright and ...Read Review
By Jon Steven Nappa -
With Hearts Courageous is the second installment in the life of Sir William Hillary, founder of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). Although ...Read Review
By Gary Morris -
Gary Morris’ novel of romance and rebellion starts slowly. Mary McGrath leaves Ireland during the potato famine to work for wealthy relatives in ...Read Review
By Maria Krenz -
“ . . . to all who wander the world in search of belonging.” Maria Krenz’s memoir of her early life in Hungary is just that, ...Read Review
By Avraham Anouchi -
Jerusalem, 1929. Palestinians Haj Amin Al-Husseini and Ahmid Ibn Najid found Bismillah, an international organization purportedly helping poor Muslims; in reality, it is a ...Read Review
By J. R. Lindermuth -
J. R. Lindermuth’s latest novel is a page-turning yarn of 19th-century Pennsylvania coal towns and the conflict between the mine owners and ...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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