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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 Liz Milliron -
America is enmeshed in World War II. While “our boys” fight overseas, on the home front, young women like 18-year-old Betty Ahern work ...Read Review
By Bina Bernard -
On the eve of the end of the world for many of Poland’s Jews, a father and mother must make a terrible ...Read Review
By Soraya M. Lane -
World War II did not start out well for the Allied forces. In Europe the Germans were on the attack. As Soraya M. ...Read Review
By Boston Teran -
Two Boys at Breakwater is an ambitious novel. Film Noir meets revolutionary gay activism. Dean Teranova, whose father is a thug, and Guy ...Read Review
By Ellen Feldman -
My father served overseas during World War II. His brother joined the army. My mother’s father was the commander of an air ...Read Review
By Wendy J. Dunn -
All Manner of Things is based on the life of Katherine of Aragon. Narrated by Maria de Salinas, a friend and confidante of ...Read Review
By Karla FC Holloway -
Historical novels attempt to do two things: entertain and teach. Holloway’s story of the Mosby family is not one of great Tudor ...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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