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2021 ARA Historical Novel Prize Shortlists announced

Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA), in partnership with Australia’s leading essential building and infrastructure services provider ARA Group, is excited to announce the Shortlists for the 2021 ARA Historical Novel Prize. This year’s Shortlists explore a diverse range of powerful themes, from recognising the silent victims of war and the uncomfortable truths of colonialism, through

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HNSA’S IMAGINING THE PAST PODCAST INTERVIEWS Susanne Gervay

HNSA’s podcast Imagining the Past is back for another series in 2021. In this week’s episode, G.S. Johnston is joined by CYA author Susanne Gervay. Susanne discuss her new time-slip novel, Heroes of the Secret Underground, migration, sculpting stories from WWII for CYA, and Pálinka. Awarded the Lifetime Social Justice Literature Award by the International Literacy Association, Order of Australia,

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ARA Historical Novel Prize

2021 ARA HISTORICAL NOVEL PRIZE LONGLISTS ANNOUNCED

Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA), in partnership with Australia’s leading essential building and infrastructure services provider ARA Group, is excited to announce the Longlists for the 2021 ARA Historical Novel Prize. This year’s Longlists explore a diverse range of powerful themes, from the seductive appeal of false stories and the uncomfortable truths of colonialism, through

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HNSA’S IMAGINING THE PAST PODCAST INTERVIEWS Julie Janson

HNSA’s podcast Imagining the Past is back for another series in 2021. In this week’s episode, G.S. Johnston is joined by Julie Janson. Julie discusses her recent novel, Benevolence, the challenges of writing First Nation’s historical fiction, and of First Nation’s writers finding publishers.  Julie is a Burruberongal woman of Darug nation. She is a novelist, playwright, and poet.

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HNSA’S IMAGINING THE PAST PODCAST INTERVIEWS SIENNA BROWN

HNSA’s podcast Imagining the Past is back for another series in 2021. In this week’s episode, G.S. Johnston is joined by Sienna Brown to chat writing, multifaceted research, constructing Jamaican patois, and her novel, Master of My Fate. Sienna Brown was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and grew up in Canada. But it wasn’t until a

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Imagining the past Podcast: 2021 Series kicks off with Mirandi Riwoe

HNSA’s podcast Imagining the Past is back for another series in 2021. In our first episode for the year, Greg Johnston is joined by author and inaugural winner of the ARA Historical Fiction Prize 2020, Mirandi Riwoe. Mirandi and Greg discuss everything from writing, research and gender-bending, right through to sea-cucumbers.  Mirandi Riwoe’s Stone Sky Gold Mountain won the

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ARA Historical Novel Prize

An Interview With Paul McDonald, Chair of the 2021 Historical Novel Prize CYA Judging Panel

The HNSA, in partnership with our generous sponsor, ARA Group, has expanded the ARA Historical Novel Prize to include a category for outstanding Children and Young Adult (CYA) literature, bringing the total prize monies to $100,000. Only in its’s second year of operation, it’s now the richest genre based literary award. This month, we spoke to Paul McDonald, Chair

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EJ Corbett Mentorship

Winner of the Elizabeth Jane Corbett Mentorship Announced

HNSA is delighted to announce that the winner of the Elizabeth Jane Corbett Mentorship for young adult fiction is Alison Stegert, for her novel The Remarkables. The prize was established in honour of Elizabeth Jane Corbett who sadly passed away in January this year. A previously unpublished author, Alison will receive a mentorship with Wendy J Dunn to

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ARA Historical Novel Prize

Mirandi Riwoe’s Stone Sky Gold Mountain Wins the Inaugural ARA Historical Novel Prize

The inaugural ARA Historical Novel Prize has been awarded to Brisbane-based Mirandi Riwoe for her novel Stone Sky Gold Mountain published by University of Queensland Press. You can watch the video broadcast of the awards ceremony via the HNSA YouTube channel or click on the video below. The Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA), in partnership with

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ARA Historical Novel Prize

You’re Invited to the 2020 ARA Historical Novel Prize Award Ceremony

We’re announcing the winner of the inaugural ARA Historical Novel Prize at 7.30pm (AEDST) on Tuesday 10 November. We’d love you to join us to celebrate the news. Hosted by Brooke Boney, the award ceremony will be held by both video broadcast and live stream via the HNSA YouTube channel. To be one of the first

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