2020 ARA Historical Novel Prize Longlist: Shepherd by Catherine Jinks

HNSA, in partnerships with ARA Group, recently announced the eight talented authors, and their outstanding novels, selected in the 2020 longlist for the inaugural ARA Historical Novel Prize. Shepherd by Catherine Jinks was one of the novels featured in the longlist. We chat with Catherine below about why she entered the prize and what historical fiction means to … Read more2020 ARA Historical Novel Prize Longlist: Shepherd by Catherine Jinks

2020 ARA Historical Novel Prize Longlist: The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

HNSA, in partnerships with ARA Group, recently announced the eight talented authors, and their outstanding novels, selected in the 2020 longlist for the inaugural ARA Historical Novel Prize. The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams was one of the novels featured in the longlist. We chat with Pip below about why she entered the prize … Read more2020 ARA Historical Novel Prize Longlist: The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

2020 ARA Historical Novel Prize Longlist: Bodies of Men by Nigel Featherstone

HNSA, in partnership with the ARA Group, recently announced the eight talented authors, and their outstanding novels, selected in the 2020 longlist for the inaugural ARA Historical Novel Prize. Bodies of Men by Nigel Featherstone was one of the novels featured in the longlist. We chat with Nigel below about why he entered the prize and … Read more2020 ARA Historical Novel Prize Longlist: Bodies of Men by Nigel Featherstone

2020 ARA Historical Novel Prize Longlist: Stone Sky Gold Mountain by Mirandi Riwoe

HNSA, in partnership with the ARA Group, recently announced the eight talented authors, and their outstanding novels, selected in the 2020 longlist for the inaugural ARA Historical Novel Prize. Stone Sky Gold Mountain by Mirandi Riwoe was one of the novels featured in the longlist. We chat with Mirandi below about why she entered the prize … Read more2020 ARA Historical Novel Prize Longlist: Stone Sky Gold Mountain by Mirandi Riwoe

ARA Historical Novel Prize Announces Longlist and Doubles Prize Monies

In conjunction with its generous sponsor ARA Group, the Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA) has today announced the eight talented authors, and their outstanding novels, selected in the 2020 longlist for the inaugural ARA Historical Novel Prize. You can watch the video broadcast of the announcement below. Longlisted entries include: Master of My Fate by … Read moreARA Historical Novel Prize Announces Longlist and Doubles Prize Monies

What historical fiction means to me: Elisabeth Storrs, HNSA Chair

‘Enter Ed Federman again…He was so impressed with the calibre of  our HNSA authors and conference programs that he approached us with the idea of ARA Group establishing a substantial literary prize dedicated to historical fiction with prize money of $30,000! Once I picked myself up from the floor, I said, ‘Yes, please!’” Tomorrow, 30th … Read moreWhat historical fiction means to me: Elisabeth Storrs, HNSA Chair

What historical fiction means to me: Margaret Connolly owner of literary agency, Margaret Connolly and Associates

‘A prize like the ARA Historical Novel Prize draws attention to the high quality of works of historical fiction and brings to public attention both new and established writers of the genre.’ Our second literary agent interview is with Margaret Connolly. She has years of experience in the literary field, and here shares her wisdom … Read moreWhat historical fiction means to me: Margaret Connolly owner of literary agency, Margaret Connolly and Associates

What historical fiction means to me: Tara Wynne, literary agent for Curtis Brown

‘Prizes draw attention to an author. It’s like a gold label on a bottle of wine. It gives it a seal of approval that someone browsing for their next read would pay attention to.’ Originally from the UK, but nowadays busy-busy as literary agent for Curtis Brown, Tara Wynne looks after some notable Australian historical … Read moreWhat historical fiction means to me: Tara Wynne, literary agent for Curtis Brown

What historical fiction means to me: Diana Johnston, National Buyer for Collins and co-owner of Hill of Content bookstores

‘The ability of the writer to give the reader knowledge and an understanding of our past, but at the same time entertain with a gripping story, makes an outstanding historical novel.’ What happier circumstance than time spent browsing in a bookshop? Imagine our delight when Diana Johnston, co-owner of the iconic Hill of Content bookshops … Read moreWhat historical fiction means to me: Diana Johnston, National Buyer for Collins and co-owner of Hill of Content bookstores

What historical fiction means to me: Lou Greene – the groundling’s perspective

‘The best historical fiction authors walk a tightrope: while their writing must illuminate the past through an illusion of authenticity, it must also make emotional and psychological connections with contemporary readers.’ We’ve enjoyed some fascinating interviews from the top tiers in this ‘What historical fiction means to me’ series of interviews, but what about the … Read moreWhat historical fiction means to me: Lou Greene – the groundling’s perspective

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