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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 Jane Kirkpatrick -
An Absence So Great continues the story of Jessie Ann Gaebele, the author’s grandmother, who readers first met in A Flickering Light. ...Read Review
By Dorothy Garlock -
Rachel Watkins seems to be the only sane person in her family. Her duties include caring for her agoraphobic mother, her alcoholic uncle, ...Read Review
By Patrick Taylor -
Patrick Taylor has created a delightful series set in the little town of Ballybucklebo, Northern Ireland, in the mid-1960s. An Irish Country ...Read Review
By Ciji Ware -
Over twenty years since its initial release, Sourcebooks has repackaged Island of the Swans as less of a romance and more as the ...Read Review
By Maggie Brendan -
In the 1890s, Juliana Brady and her sickly mother live in a run-down cabin in a Montana mining town while her father is ...Read Review
By Tracie Peterson -
Recent widow Lydia Gray, who had married her older, abusive husband as a part of a business deal, is relieved that he is ...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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