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  • 2017 HNSA MELBOURNE CONFERENCE April 2, 2018
    Join our celebration!On the weekend of 8th – 10th September 2017, the Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA) is holding its Melbourne conference at Swinburne University, Hawthorn, exploring the theme of Identity: Origins and Diaspora. Our full programme can be found at our website. Hurry to take advantage of Early Bird Registration before our allocation of tickets […]
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  • Interview with Vicky Adin July 23, 2017
    Vicky Adin is a New Zealand historical fiction author. She writes social history stories inspired by the true stories of immigrants who undertook hazardous journeys to find a better life. As a genealogist in love with history, these immigrants and their ancestors drive Vicky’s stories. Vicky lives in Auckland, New Zealand. She holds a Master […]
    Elisabeth Storrs
  • Writing Non Boring History with Hazel Edwards July 20, 2017
    Our guest today is Hazel Edwards. An Australian author of over 200 books, Hazel was awarded an OAM (Order of Australia) for Literature in 2013. Best known internationally for There’s a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake, recently she has been writing historical ‘faction’ for young readers and also runs workshops for adults on ‘Writing a Non Boring Family History […]
    Elisabeth Storrs
  • Interview with Kim Kelly July 16, 2017
    Kim Kelly has penned six works of Australian historical fiction, including the acclaimed Wild Chicory and Jewel Sea. Noted for a style that is ‘colourful, evocative and energetic’ (Sydney Morning Herald) and for her ‘impressive research’ (Daily Telegraph), Kim’s writing shines a light on forgotten corners of the past, exploring Australian cultural iconography with humour and heart. ‘Why […]
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  • Interview with Winton Higgins and Michelle Morgan July 13, 2017
     Our guests today are Winton Higgins and Michelle Morgan. Winton is the author of Rule of Law. He is a Sydney writer and senior academic. He grew up partly in the outback, and partly in Sydney. He is a graduate of the universities of Sydney, Stockholm and London. After a brief first career in law, he […]
    Elisabeth Storrs