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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 Margriet de Moor -
“Incoherent fragments. Nothing but fragments. There is no through line in my life’s composition….” might characterize this incredible first novel. Winner of ...Read Review
By Michael C. Haley -
When Louis L’ Amour died, Michael Haley decided to write his own western fiction. Born and bred in New Mexico, Haley brings to ...Read Review
By Clifford E. Landers (trans.) - By Jo Soares -
Being born with twelve fingers portended that Dimitri “Dimo” Borja Korozec would become the world’s greatest assassin — or so thought his parents. ...Read Review
By Rachel Seiffert -
The camera clicks, images dance across a screen, as frame-by-horrifying frame unfolds the story of Nazi Germany. In this extraordinary debut novel Seiffert, ...Read Review
By Denise Williamson -
After leaving slavery behind, 1851 finds a devout Joseph Whitsun practicing medicine in a small, Negro community outside Philadelphia. Legally, Negroes cannot be doctors ...Read Review
For Joseph, a slave in 1834 South Carolina, the adage “a little learning is a dangerous thing” proves more than true. At the age ...Read Review
By Aaron Latham -
The Arthurian legend retold, this sweeping saga becomes Camelot in Texas. Fate rescues Jimmy Goodnight (King Arthur) from the Comanches who savaged his ...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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