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Kate Crawford, Mosman Daily, March 24, 2017, Writers of historical fiction gather at Barry O’Keefe Library in Mosman ahead of national conference.
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The History Girl Blog: Gillian Polack interviews Elisabeth Storrs on the HNSA 2017 Conference programme.
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Feathers of the Firebird Blog: Looking forward to the HNSA Conference – Interview with Elisabeth Storrs.
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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.  Kate ForsythOver 60 fabulous speakersIn a celebration of the historical fiction genre, […]
  • Writing and Publishing Hidden Stories - by Dr Glenice Whitting August 31, 2017
     Writers often dream of being published and getting their work ‘out there’. I am no exception. I had just completed my Masters of Creative Writing at Melbourne University when my first novel, Pickle to Pie co-won the Ilura Press International Fiction Quest. This meant a cash advance, plus publication and I was beside myself with excitement. […]
  • Historical Costumes: Walking in a Character's Clothes August 27, 2017
    One of the best ways to bring an historical novel to life is through detailed research. Nowadays there are many channels for research – primary sources are more available online than they’ve ever been, and often free to access with a click of a button. Those with a larger budget can travel and immerse themselves […]
  • The Enduring Fascination of Historical Crime Fiction by Christa Ludlow August 24, 2017
    Historical crime fiction has an enduring fascination. The possibility of journeying back through time to the era of Sherlock Holmes, gaslight and hansom cabs; constables patrolling streets shrouded in fog; detectives attending autopsies in chilly underground caverns – what could be more enticing? We don’t have to travel to London to experience these thrills - Sydney […]
  • Interview with Cheryl Hayden August 20, 2017
    Cheryl Hayden is a researcher and novelist with a passion for 16th Century Cornwall.   Her novel, A Christmas Game, examined the plight of the rebel Cornishmen during and after the 1549 Prayer Book Rebellion. She is currently a PhD candidate at Flinders University, writing a fictional account of the life of Tristram Winslade.  Cheryl was […]
  • Interview with Gabrielle Wang August 17, 2017
    Gabrielle Wang is an award winning children’s author and illustrator whose books are a blend of Chinese and Western culture with a touch of fantasy.She has twice won the Aurealis Award for Best Children’s Long Fiction and her novels have been named Notables in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards. Her first novel, The Garden of […]
  • Imagining the Past Podcast Series: Kelly Gardiner and Catherine Padmore August 13, 2017
    HNSA is proud to announce the release of the final podcast in our series 'Imagining the Past' before the 2017 HNSA Melbourne Conference. This week our host, Kelly Gardiner, is in the hot seat chatting with colleague, Catherine Padmore, about historical bio-fiction. The podcast is a taste of what you will hear at the 2017 […]
  • Interview with Elise McCune August 13, 2017
    Elise McCune is a Melbourne based Australian author. She was born in Cronulla, New South Wales, Australia. In 1973, she moved to Perth, Western Australia and raised her two children, Lisa and Brett. She worked for ten years in the Western Australian Museum and after this she lived on a 5000-acre farm, two hundred kilometres north […]
  • An interview with Alison Stuart August 7, 2017
    Award winning Australian author, Alison Stuart, learned her passion for history from her father. She has been writing stories since her teenage years but it was not until 2007 that her first full length novel was published. Alison has now published seven full length historical romances and a collection of her short stories.  Her disposition […]
  • Interview with Sylvia Karakaltsas and Gabrielle Gardner August 3, 2017
    S.C Karakaltsas lives in Melbourne and began writing in 2014 after many years in corporate life. She wrote and published her first novel called ‘Climbing the Coconut Tree’ in March 2016. Inspired by true events on an island in the Central Pacific in 1949, the novel is a tale of a naive young man who stumbles into a […]
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