About Us

The Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA) promotes the writing, reading and publication of historical fiction, especially in Australia and New Zealand.

The HNSA was formally established in 2014. Our first conference was held in Sydney in 2015. In 2017, the conference expanded and moved to Melbourne. Our next conference is in historic Parramatta in October 2019.

The society considers the historical fiction genre to be important to both the entertainment and education of readers as it contributes to the knowledge of the reader and provides a valid perspective beyond the viewpoint of the historian. Both the imagination and dedication of historical novelists present an authentic world which can enrich a reader’s understanding of real historical personages, eras and events. The HNSA conferences enable readers and writers to celebrate this genre and showcase the best of Australia and New Zealand’s literary talent.

Learn more:

Join us on the HNSA Facebook Group where you can participate in all our discussions about historical fiction, new books, writing tips and more.

You can read more about historical fiction and the people who write it on News & Interviews.

HNSA News

Subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed about the upcoming conference, special offers, author news and more!

HNSA Newsletter Updates

Subscribe to our newsletter for interviews, reviews, news and more!