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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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  • 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 Wendy J Dunn April 27, 2017
    Today it's a pleasure to welcome Wendy J. Dunn to the HNSA blog. Wendy is an Australian writer who has been obsessed by Anne Boleyn and Tudor History since she was ten-years-old. She is the author of three historical novels: Dear Heart, How Like You This?, the winner of the 2003 Glyph Fiction Award and […]
  • Interview with Natasha Lester April 20, 2017
    Our guest today is Natasha Lester. Natasha worked as a marketing manager for cosmetic company L'Oreal, managing the Maybelline brand, before returning to university to study creative writing. She completed a Master of Creative Arts as well as her first novel, What Is Left Over, After, which won the T.A.G. Hungerford Award for Fiction. Her second […]
  • Interview with Maxine Alterio April 13, 2017
    Our guest on the blog today is Maxine Alterio. Born in Southern New Zealand, she enjoyed telling stories as a child, blissfully unaware that she would one day pursue a writer's life. After completing a Master of Arts at Otago University, she found herself draw to the creative arts and experienced International success with her […]
  • Interview with Elizabeth Jane Corbett April 6, 2017
    We welcome Elizabeth Jane Corbett as our guest today. When Elizabeth Jane isn’t writing, she works as a librarian, teaches Welsh at the Melbourne Celtic Club, writes reviews and articles for the Historical Novels Society and blogs at In 2009, her short-story, ‘Beyond the Blackout Curtain’, won the Bristol Short Story Prize. Another, ‘Silent […]
  • Interview with Isolde Martyn April 2, 2017
    Today we are joined by historical novelist Isolde Martyn. Isolde enjoys setting her novels in turbulent times and most of her characters are real people. Her first novel won top awards in the USA and Australia. Her earlier career was in academia and publishing, and she was a senior editor with a major publisher before […]
  • Interview with Robyn Bavati March 31, 2017
    Today we are delighted to welcome Robyn Bavati to the blog. Robyn is the award-winning author of three novels for young adults - Dancing in the Dark, Pirouette, and Within These Walls, which has just been shortlisted for the 2017 CBCA Book award for younger readers. She loves visiting schools, libraries, book clubs and writers festivals […]
  • Interview with Kate Mildenhall March 26, 2017
    Today we’re delighted to welcome Kate Mildenhall to the HNSA blog. Kate is the author of Skylarking, published by Black Inc. in 2016. She is a writer and teacher. She has taught in schools, at RMIT University and State Library Victoria, and has volunteered with Teachers Across Borders delivering professional development to Khmer teachers in Cambodia. Skylarking is […]
  • Interview with Goldie Alexander March 23, 2017
    Goldie Alexander’s 85 books and prizewinning short stories appear both in Australia and internationally. Her ability to bring both the past and other worlds to light, touches the hearts of both adults and children. Her most recent novel for young adults include That Stranger Next Door, and In Hades: A Verse Novel short listed in […]
  • Interview with Pamela Rushby March 20, 2017
    Pamela Rushby is the author of over 200 books for children and young adults, as well as children's TV scripts, documentaries, short stories and freelance journalism. Pam has been an advertising copywriter, pre-school teacher, and producer of educational television, audio and multimedia. She has won several awards, including the NSW Premier's Ethel Turner Prize, four […]
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