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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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  • 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 […]
  • Imagining the Past Podcast Series: Sophie Masson June 19, 2017
    HNSA is proud to announce the release of our 'Imagining the Past' podcast series which is a foretaste of the novelists you'll hear at the 2017 HNSA Conference in Melbourne from 8-10 September at Swinburne University, Hawthorn. This week we bring you our 2017 Conference Patron, Sophie Masson, chatting with our host, Kelly Gardiner. More information […]
  • Interview with Paul Hansen and Linda Weste June 15, 2017
    A treat today for lovers of Ancient Roman and Greek history, myths and legends, as well as politics, murder and intrigue. Linda Weste is an author, reviewer, editor, and teacher. Her recent historical verse novel set in late Republican Rome, Nothing Sacred, won the 2016 Wesley Michel Wright Prize, and was highly commended in the […]
  • Interview with Rachel Nightingale June 12, 2017
    Our guest today is Rachel Nightingale. Rachel has been writing since the age of 8 (early works are safely hidden away). She holds a Masters degree and PhD in Creative Writing. Winning the Mercury Short Story competition (junior section) at the age of 16 fueled her desire to share her stories with the world. Subsequent […]
  • Interview with Barbara Gaskell Denvil June 8, 2017
    Our guest today is Barbara Gaskell Denvil, author of The Flame Eater, Sumerford’s Autumn, Fair Weather and many more. Her full list is available on her website. You can connect with Barbara via Facebook and Twitter.Tell us a little about yourself.I was born in Gloucestershire, England and later moved to London where I grew up […]
  • Interview with Lisa Chaplin June 4, 2017
    Our guest today is Lisa Chaplin. Lisa is a former nurse, wife and mother of three who has sold more than 1.6 million books worldwide with 20 published romance and historical fiction novels. The Tide Watchers was her first published historical fiction, published across the English-speaking world by HarperCollins. Her next historical fiction is Incomparable […]
  • Interview with Lindy Cameron June 1, 2017
    Our guest today is Lindy Cameron. Lindy is also the author of the Kit O’Malley PI trilogy Blood Guilt, Bleeding Hearts and Thicker Than Water; the archaeological mystery Golden Relic; the action thriller Redback; and the sf crime Feedback. She’s also co-author of the True Crime collections: Killer in the Family & Murder in the Family, […]
  • Interview with Elisabeth Storrs May 29, 2017
    Our guest today is Elisabeth Storrs who graduated from University of Sydney in Arts Law, having studied Classics. Her curiosity piqued by an Etruscan sarcophagus depicting a couple embracing for eternity, she discovered the little known story of the struggle between Etruscan Veii and Republican Rome and the inspiration to write the Tales of Ancient […]
  • Interview with Debbie Robson May 21, 2017
    Our guest today on the HNSA blog is Debbie Robson. Debbie grew up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and has variously given birth to a son in South Wales, a daughter in New South Wales, run an internet dating agency, made dreamcatchers and tested telephone lines. Her poems and stories have been published here […]
  • Interview with Luke Devenish May 19, 2017
    Luke Devenish joins us today. Luke is an Australian playwright, novelist, screenwriter and university lecturer. His Ancient Rome-set historical fiction novels, Den of Wolves and Nest of Vipers, were published by Penguin Random House in Australia and New Zealand in 2008 and 2010, respectively, and later translated into Spanish, Serbian, Russian and Turkish international editions. […]
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