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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 Ak Welsapar -
This recent translation into English of some of Ak Welsapar’s short stories is a rare and welcome opportunity to read a work ...Read Review
By Vasil Bykau -
This short but powerful novel begins with Ivan Tsyareshka escaping from a Nazi concentration camp in the Austrian Alps and embarking on a ...Read Review
By Margarita Khemlin -
Set in the author’s native Ukraine in the early 1950s, the novel tells of the murder of a young woman. It seems ...Read Review
By Elena Dimov (trans.) - By Maria Rybakova -
Even for those well-versed in Russian literature, Nikolai Ivanovich Gnedich (1784-1833) is hardly a household name, but in his time he was a ...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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