Listen to our interview with award-winning author Catherine Jinks, on the many balancing tricks faced by writers of historical fiction: how to find the right voice, choose those telling details, plot your story, and reveal your characters. Listen here Catherine was born in Brisbane in 1963. She grew up in Papua New Guinea and later … Read moreImagining the Past – Catherine Jinks
Author David Whish-Wilson talks to Kelly Gardiner about the wild years of the American gold rush, fascinating people from the past, and the allure of crime writing.
New podcast episode now live! In the latest episode of this year’s podcast series, our host Kelly Gardiner interviews Pamela Hart, an award-winning author of historical novels. Her most recent novel is The Desert Nurse, set in WWI, which tells the story of a nurse working with the ANZAC wounded in Egypt and the Sinai. … Read moreImagining the Past: with Pamela Hart
Podcast interview with Jackie French
Here’s your chance to win an exclusive writing residency on Norfolk Island, and to spend your time writing on the property of best-selling author Colleen McCullough. We are delighted to announce the creation of a new residency for writers of historical fiction, named in honour of one of Australasia’s most beloved authors. The HNSA Colleen … Read moreNews flash: New writing residency announced
The program for the Academic stream of the 2019 HNSA conference has just been released.
Another giveaway! This month, our sponsor, Allen & Unwin, is offering a 3 book giveaway of The Jade Lily by Kirsty Manning, a novel in which the unravelling of family secrets leads back to Shanghai in World War II. Subscribe to our HNSA newsletter then comment on this post to enter the draw. Contest ends … Read moreGiveaway of The Jade Lily by Kirsty Manning
Here’s a treat for April. Our sponsor, Allen & Unwin, is offering a 3 book giveaway of Esther by Jennifer North, the story of Esther Abraham, a First Fleet convict who became the First Lady of the colony of Sydney. You can read a sample chapter here. Jessica North has been researching Esther’s story for … Read moreGiveaway of Esther by Jennifer North
Celebrate historical fiction at HNSA Sydney 2019! Today we’re thrilled to announce the program for the Historical Novel Society Australasia’s third conference. So block out the weekend of 25-27 October 2019, and gather at Western Sydney University, Parramatta, to explore our theme, History Repeats, with us and sixty of the best writers, publishers, agents, and … Read moreEarly bird registration opens for HNSA Sydney 2019
‘History Repeats’ Historical Novel Society Australasia 2019 Conference 25-27 October 2019, Rydalmere Campus, Western Sydney University. Academic Stream: Sunday 27 October On the final day of the HNSA conference, we will bring together postgraduates, academics, and other interested scholars to consider the complexities of the genre of historical fiction and its readership. What counts as … Read moreCall for Papers: 2019 academic program