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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.
Available at: www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/mosman-daily/writers-of-historical-fiction-gather-at-barry-okeefe-library-in-mosman-ahead-of-national-conference/news-story/66f00713ccade161dc845017e19356df

The History Girl Blog: Gillian Polack interviews Elisabeth Storrs on the HNSA 2017 Conference programme.
Available at: the-history-girls.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/planning-programme-how-conference.html

RSS HNSA Podcast

  • Imagining the Past - Lucy Treloar
    Kelly Gardiner chats with Lucy Treloar about specific issues encountered writing Australian colonial fiction #historialfiction
  • Imagining the Past - Kate Forsyth
    Kelly Gardiner chats with Kate Forsyth about her passion for history, fairy tales and writing stories that combine both. #writing #history #historicalfiction #fiction #kateforsyth
  • Imagining the Past - Sulari Gentill and Robert Gott
    Kelly Gardiner chats to Sulari Gentill and Robert Gott about their fictional detectives and the challenges of co-writing an historical mystery play. #writing #history #historicalfiction #fiction #Sularigentill #robertgott

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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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Imagining the Past Podcast Series: Lucy Treloar July 10, 2017
    HNSA is proud to announce the release of the next podcast in our series 'Imagining the Past'. This week we bring you Lucy Treloar chatting with our host, Kelly Gardiner about specific issues encountered writing Australian colonial fiction.  The podcast is a taste of what you will hear at the 2017 HNSA Conference in Melbourne from […]
  • Imagining the Past Podcast Series: Kate Forsyth July 6, 2017
    HNSA is proud to announce the release of the next podcast in our series 'Imagining the Past'. This week we bring you Kate Forsyth chatting with our host, Kelly Gardiner about her passion for history, fairy tales and writing stories that combine both. The podcast is a taste of what you will hear at the […]
  • Interview with Nicole Alexander July 2, 2017
    Our guest today is Nicole Alexander who is the author of eight novels: The Bark Cutters, A Changing Land, Absolution Creek, Sunset Ridge, The Great Plains, Wild Lands and River Run. An Uncommon Woman will be released on 3 July 2017. Nicole lives in north-west NSW, Australia and when she's not writing or chatting to […]
  • Imagining the Past Podcast Series: Sulari Gentill and Robert Gott June 30, 2017
    HNSA is proud to announce the release of the next podcast in our series 'Imagining the Past'. This week we bring you Sulari Gentill and Robert Gott chatting with our host, Kelly Gardiner about their fictional detectives and the challenges of co-writing an historical mystery play. The podcast is a taste of what you will […]
  • Interview with Justin Sheedy June 26, 2017
    Our guest today is Justin Sheedy who is the author of five books and whether they be don’t-read-on-the-bus-hilarious or cry-in-every-chapter-heroic, he is passionate to share OUR Australian stories. His Australian World War II historical fiction trilogy began with Nor the Years Condemn (2011) followed by Ghosts of the Empire (2013) and now concludes with his […]
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