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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 Rosalind Burgundy -
When the leaders of two city-states in ancient Etruria battle each other for dominance—in ways both subtle and otherwise—the common people ...Read Review
By Yael Politis -
A story that spans over thirty years surrounding the establishment of modern Israel, The Lonely Tree deals heavily in shades of grey. Its ...Read Review
By Edwin Page -
A story of faith, trust, and hope, Where Seagulls Fly is an evocative gem of a novel. As quiet and unassuming as the ...Read Review
By John Glavin -
The vast tapestry of possibilities that was the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 is brought to vivid life as the setting and metaphor ...Read Review
By Debra Sue Denson -
All Captain Harold Monroe wants is to sail his ship—and clear his name of a dishonorable discharge from the British Navy. All ...Read Review
By Grant Foster -
Set in the dramatic months leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917, The Pearl of Dubai is an imaginative tale of how the ...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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