The COVID storm clouds have once again gathered over Australia but there is a silver lining for historical fiction fans. The HNSA committee are on the verge of opening registration for our Virtual HNSA 2021 Conference to be held on 22-24 October. Geographical boundaries have now been eliminated enabling HNSA to create its most extensive conference program to date. Now historical fiction fans across the world will be able to enjoy hearing from your favourite Australian and New Zealand authors as well as guests from UK, the US, Portugal and Corsica.
Here’s a sneak peak.
Our Guest of Honour is Geraldine Brooks with special guest appearances from international bestselling authors Kate Quinn, Ben Kane and Elizabeth Chadwick. To name just a few of our over 70 strong stellar line-up are Kayte Nunn, Steven Carroll, Rosalie Ham, Kate Forsyth, Kelly Rimmer, Andrew Pippos, Natasha Lester, Suzanne Leal, Roanna Gonsalves, Kelly Gardiner, Colin Falconer, Pip Williams, Sophie Masson, Ella Carey, Paula Morris, Alison Booth, Susanne Gervay, Deborah Challinor, Sienna Brown, Mirandi Riwoe, Catherine Jinks and Steven Conte.
Our keynote speaker, Julie Janson, will address our theme of Recovery: Restoring, Reconciling and Re-imagining Lost Histories. You’ll enjoy a weekend of interviews and panels that will be available to view on demand for three months after the event. There is also an extensive workshop program.
Inspired by HNS North America, we’re running conversation salons to enable you to chat to an author as well as your fellow historical fiction nuts. And to give aspiring authors an even greater opportunity to learn the writing craft, we’re introducing a bootcamp weekend on 16-17 October, too!
Subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to hear when early bird registration opens in August. I look forward to unveiling details of all our wonderful speakers and sessions very soon. In the meantime, make sure you save the dates – 22-24 October 2021!
Chair and Program Director