Imagining the Past – Catherine Jinks

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

News flash: New writing residency announced

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

Giveaway of The Jade Lily by Kirsty Manning

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

Giveaway of Esther by Jennifer North

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

Early bird registration opens for HNSA Sydney 2019

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

Call for Papers: 2019 academic program

‘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

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