Conferences & events

The HNSA hosts a major conference for historical fiction readers and writers every two years.

early bird tickets on sale!

The 2023 HNSA Conference will be held on 21-22 October at the Southern Sydney Event Centre at Hurstville, conveniently located close to Sydney Airport and Hurstville Station. Early bird tickets will go on sale in July.

The event is a combined live and online affair with sessions being live streamed. Both in person and virtual audiences will have on demand access to the entire program for 3 months after the conference ends.

Guests of honour are Melissa Lucashenko, Anna Funder, Judy Nunn and Tom Keneally.


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Local chapters also run events including author talks, social gatherings and reader events.

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You can read more about historical fiction and the people who write it on News & Interviews.

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