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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 W.G. Sebald -
Sebald died tragically in December of 2001, the victim of an auto accident. This book is composed of reflections on four people displaced from ...Read Review
By William Kennedy -
As a longtime resident of Albany, New York, it was with a sense of wonder that I read of Albany streets and buildings ...Read Review
By A.E. Eddenden -
The setting is Fort York, Ontario. It is 1940. The year is not providing to be a good one: WWII has started. Closer to ...Read Review
By Jody Shields -
The Fig Eater is set in 1910 Vienna. The protagonist is a police officer who very much adheres to modern scientific methods in his ...Read Review
By Mary Balogh -
Mary Balogh has a reputation as being one of the very best Regency-era writers. Until now, I’d read only one of her ...Read Review
By Sheri Cobb South -
Sheri Cobb South has written a delightful Regency about what happens when the groom-to-be in a marriage of convenience between the offspring of ...Read Review
By Sherry-Anne Jacobs -
The Dowager Lady Graceover feels that the end might be near, and is determined to see her orphaned granddaughter Eleanor and her dependent ...Read Review
By Sheri Cobb South -
This delightful Regency is the sequel to The Weaver Takes a Wife (1999). While this book stands alone, having made the acquaintance of several ...Read Review
By Diane Smith -
A. E. Bartram, a medical student at Cornell University though a botanist at heart, writes to Professor H. G. Merriam of Montana, asking ...Read Review
By Philippe Delelis -
King Frederick II of Prussia summons the elderly J. S. Bach from Leipzig to Potsdam for a meeting. When Bach is ushered into ...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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