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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 A. M. Stuart -
Singapore Sapphire is the first in a promising new historical mystery series. In post-colonial Singapore in 1910, Harriet Gordon is a British woman escaping ...Read Review
By Ana Johns -
In her first historical novel, Ana Johns explores the tragic fate of the relationships between American servicemen and Japanese women, and their children, ...Read Review
By Martha Hall Kelly -
Lost Roses is the follow-up to Martha Hall Kelly’s runaway hit of 2016, Lilac Girls. Her newest book is a prequel to Lilac ...Read Review
By Sarah Blake -
This is a multigenerational story of the wealthy Milton family in America, from the Great Depression through World War II to the beginning ...Read Review
By Chanel Cleeton -
Last year, Chanel Cleeton’s Next Year in Havana was one of Reese Witherspoon’s book club selections, and it introduced readers to ...Read Review
By Lauren Willig -
In The Summer Country, Lauren Willig transports readers to 19th-century Barbados with two alternating storylines. Emily Dawson, a vicar’s daughter, arrives in ...Read Review
By Jeffrey Archer -
Having completed his Clifton Chronicles, Jeffrey Archer returns this year with a stand-alone novel, Heads You Win. Archer’s latest book explores the ...Read Review
By Aimie K. Runyan -
Girls on the Line brings to light the World War I Hello Girls. These American women served in the U.S. army as ...Read Review
By Olivia Hawker -
In 1942 Germany, the Nazis force Anton Starzmann, a former Franciscan monk, to leave his monastery and return to the life of a layperson. ...Read Review
By Alli Sinclair -
After helping with the war effort in Brisbane, in 1948 Rosie Stanton returns to her family’s struggling sugar cane farm in rural Queensland, ...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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