The moment I opened the HNSA newsletter with news of the inaugural HNSA Colleen McCullough Writing Residency, I felt such a yen and connection, it was almost as if it had my name on it. I don’t have a psychic bone in my body, so perhaps it was really only because I’d always, always wanted … Read moreAn island idyll – Christine Bell on the HNSA Colleen McCullough Residency
The HNSA 2019 conference is nearly here. Workshops in the Craft & Publishing Program kick off tomorrow (Friday 25 October) and there are a few tickets still available for some workshops. See the workshop options here. The main conference program begins on Saturday morning at 9am. See the conference program here. Last minute bookings You can … Read moreIt’s time!
Our final episode for this year features a queen of historical fantasy, Alison Goodman. Kelly Gardiner asks her about Regency research and manners, dancing (and demon-slaying) in floor-length silk, plotting and planning, and walking the ground – experiencing places inhabited by fictional characters. Listen here Alison Goodman is the author of seven novels including her … Read moreImagining the Past – with Alison Goodman
What happens after HNSA 2019? You can enjoy more historical fiction laced with mystery and crime at the Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival (TAF2019), Tasmania’s newest literary festival, set in the gorgeous Huon Valley. The inaugural staging – Murder She Wrote – runs from Thursday 31 October to Tuesday 5 November. There are three … Read more‘Murder She Wrote’ Terra Australis Conference
Listen to our interview with Nicole Alexander, author of bestselling historical epics set in remote and rural Australia. Listen here Nicole is a fourth-generation grazier, and the author of nine historical novels: The Bark Cutters, A Changing Land, Absolution Creek, Sunset Ridge, The Great Plains, Wild Lands, River Run, An Uncommon Woman and most recently Stone Country. Nicole’s … Read moreImagining the Past – with Nicole Alexander
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