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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 Patricia Hopper -
Patricia Hopper swings us from America to Ireland with a comfortable, confident pen in Kilpara, the story of the O’Donovans and their ...Read Review
By Pam Webber -
A sweltering, Southern small town summer is the backdrop for a tale that is as rich and dense as the kudzu and wiregrass ...Read Review
By Edward Swanson -
A dark tale with a building sense of the eerie, Mesmer’s Disciple moves from the street violence of mid-19th Century New ...Read Review
By Peter C. Johnson -
Short, charming, and captivating, Lark Farm is a delightful tale of a retired Scotland Yard inspector who decides to take a cycling trip ...Read Review
By Katherine A. Kopple -
Velasquillo, “Little Velasquez,” is a dwarf in the court of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of 15th-century Spain. Barely escaping disease and danger, ...Read Review
By Patrick Dorsey -
God’s Forge tells the tale of the Knights Templar, recently returned from the Crusades and currently stationed in Paris. Unfortunately, King Philip’...Read Review
By Vickey Kall -
Powerfully written, Death Speaker tells the story of Julius Caesar’s conquest of Gaul as seen through the eyes of the Celts. In ...Read Review
By Jessie Boteler -
Book 1 of a trilogy, this volume (“Clutter”) is named after one of the central characters- a homeless street child who double-crosses an evil ...Read Review
By Dori Jones Yang -
A true romantic figure, Marco Polo captures the imagination like few others. In Son of Venice, Yang completes the story of Polo and ...Read Review
By James Boschert -
This is a rare first novel that not only is well written and crafted by a confident author but is also solidly based ...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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