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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 Lara Elena Donnelly -
In this alternate history which is reminiscent of the 1920s, the glamorous city of Amberlough is home to underground agent Cyril DePaul and ...Read Review
By Stephanie Morrill -
When Piper Sail’s best friend, Lydia, goes missing in 1920s Chicago, Piper refuses to leave the investigation entirely in the hands of ...Read Review
By Brad Watson -
This is the story of Miss Jane Chisolm, a girl born in rural Mississippi with a rare genital defect that hinders most traditional ...Read Review
By Anthony Berris (trans.) - By Sarit Yishai-Levi -
Gabriela and her mother, the beautiful Luna, have never connected. Desperate to understand her mother and their family’s troubled history, Gabriela pieces ...Read Review
By Barbara Ferrer -
When Fidel Castro seized control of Cuba, the affluent Natalia San Martin fled to America with her family in the wake of personal ...Read Review
By Jennifer Laam -
Veronica Herrera, newly discovered lost daughter of the Romanovs and rightful heir to the throne, travels to Russia to accept the official, if ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Darrell -
Twelve years after World War I, Ben Norton arrives in England to confront his former friend and flying partner in the Royal Flying ...Read Review
By Ann Cliff -
As always with Robert Hale books, this is splendidly produced with a well-chosen typeface and a pleasure to (be)hold. Setting her novel ...Read Review
By Marta Elva -
1960s El Paso, Texas: When Inez Ramirez’s father is arrested for smuggling marijuana across the Mexico-U.S. border, her family nearly shatters ...Read Review
By Sherri L. Smith -
After his father is kidnapped to build an army of toy soldiers for the ruthless mouse queen intent on mankind’s demise, Stefan ...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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