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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 Jennifer Rosner -
A mother’s unconditional love and fierce desire to protect her child is at the heart of this tragic and beautiful novel set ...Read Review
By Eileen Harrison Sanchez -
Told in alternating viewpoints, this impressive novel reaches back in time to the early days of school integration, and to a place in ...Read Review
By Donna Everhart -
It is 1960, and Jessie Sasser has inherited a legacy that she does not want: she comes from a long line of moonshiners. In ...Read Review
By Melissa W. Hunter -
Described as part memoir, part fiction, What She Lost is an emotional story closely based on the life of the author’s grandmother. ...Read Review
By Lynn Cullen -
Sibling rivalry and its consequences are at the heart of this gripping character-driven novel set in the Midwest during the Depression era. Even ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Byler Younts -
Brighton Turner was born into the worst possible circumstances: her mother delivered her while “imprisoned” in a mental institution in rural Pennsylvania. With ...Read Review
By Kristin Harmel -
Straddling two time periods, The Winemaker’s Wife chronicles the little-known story of the French resistance in the Champagne region of France during ...Read Review
By Meg Waite Clayton -
There are many unsung heroes – known as Righteous Gentiles – who risked their own lives to save Jewish people from extermination under Nazi rule. ...Read Review
By Jing-Jing Lee -
Straddling two timelines and told from the perspective of two narrators, How We Disappeared is an evocative glimpse into Japanese-occupied Singapore during World ...Read Review
By Kirsty Manning -
Flipping back and forth between World War II times and present day, The Song of the Jade Lily is a moving story of ...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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