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    ARA HISTORICAL NOVEL PRIZE

    A new $30,000 literary prize celebrating historical fiction

The Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA) promotes the writing, reading and publication of historical fiction, especially in Australia and New Zealand, through our biennial conferences. Our next conference will be in 2021.

A NEW $30,000 LITERARY PRIZE celebrating historical fiction

The new ARA Historical Novel Prize gives Australian and New Zealand historical novelists the chance to be recognised in a class of their own, with the most significant prize money for any genre-based prize in Australasia.

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2019 conference program
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2019 Guest of Honour: Jackie French
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2019 academic program out now
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See displays of historical weaponry
Kate Forsyth, 2017 conference
Learn from the best at writing workshops
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