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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 Jess Wells -
Three novellas combine to create a greater whole in Jess Wells’ A Slender Tether. Fourteenth-century France was submerging into a period eventually known ...Read Review
By Sarah Kennedy -
The Altarpiece inaugurates a series by first-time novelist Sarah Kennedy. Set in Tudor England, this story essentially lifts up the layers of English ...Read Review
By Juliet Grey -
Confessions of Marie Antoinette is the third and final installment in Juliet Grey’s detailed account of Marie Antoinette’s life. The novel ...Read Review
By Rhonda Riley -
Evelyn Roe is a teenage girl working on her family farm in North Carolina towards the end of the Second World War. She ...Read Review
By M.E. Saltykov - By S. D. Cioran (trans.) -
Carl Proffer’s introduction begins with the sobering words, “The Golovlyov Family is one of World Literature’s most depressing books.” Indeed it ...Read Review
By Lori Benton -
Willa Obenchain was born on the New York frontier to German homesteaders. At fourteen she was kidnapped by Mohawks and grew to maturity ...Read Review
By MaryLu Tyndall -
Colonel Blake Wallace is fleeing from the horrors he has experienced in the American Civil War. His family murdered and the cause he ...Read Review
By Lori Baker -
The Glass Ocean is a story told in hindsight by orphaned Carlotta Dell’orro, who tells of her birth through her parents’ story. ...Read Review
By Joy Chambers -
A few years after WWII, Shelly and her husband Cole have settled on a farm southwest of Sydney. Knowing little about what her ...Read Review
By Kathleen Tessaro -
It is a decade after the end of the Second World War, and Grace Munroe is trying to fit in to the role ...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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