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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 Claire J. Griffin -
In this novel, author Claire J. Griffin weaves a thought-provoking story based on the life of the real Belle Boyd, a young woman ...Read Review
By Virginia Hume -
This novel is a multigenerational story of the Demarest family, who spend their summers at Haven Point, Maine, the backdrop for heartbreaks that ...Read Review
By Jaclyn Goldis -
When We Were Young is a tale of three generations of women who sacrificed the loves of their lives to follow family traditions. ...Read Review
By Jocelyn Green -
This novel is set against the dazzling backdrop of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Sylvie Townsend’s life had taken an unexpected turn ...Read Review
By Gifford - By MacShane -
The famine of the 1840s has decimated Ireland, and young Molly O’Brien has replaced her father, working a 16-hour day breaking rocks ...Read Review
By Kristy Cambron -
This novel highlights the Nazi occupation of Paris during WWII and is told through two separate women’s lives. Both have experienced love ...Read Review
By Marco Balzano -
This fascinating story set in northern Italy, on the Austrian border, begins in 1923 and ends in 1950. It’s told in first-person narrative as ...Read Review
By Graham Swift -
Set during the summer of 1959 in the seaside town of Brighton, England, this novel tells the story of three main characters. Jack Robinson ...Read Review
By Sarah Anne Johnson -
Johnson returns once again to the setting of a Cape Cod village and a family whose identity is shaped by the tides. The ...Read Review
By Linda Ulleseit -
Spanning almost thirty years in the 20th century, The Aloha Spirit follows the life of Dolores. She is left behind on the Big ...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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