The Historical Novel Society Australasia blog is at http://hnsaustralasia.blogspot.com.au/. Please find below short excerpts of our latest blogs.

 

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  • Shortlisted Stories from the HNSA 2017 Short Story Competition June 4, 2018
    In addition to the first and second prize winners, there were four shortlisted entries in the HNSA 2017 Short Story Competition. Here (in no particular order), we feature the two remaining stories:Denise Ogilvie is a short story  writer and novelist. Her children's fantasy,  The Luchair Stones, was published by Phoenix Yard Books (London) in  2014. […]
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  • Shortlisted stories from the HNSA 2017 Short Story Competition May 27, 2018
    In addition to the first and second prize winners, there were four shortlisted entries in the HNSA 2017 Short Story Competition. Here (in no particular order), we feature two of them:"Again" by Belinda Lyons-LeeBelinda Lyons-Lee is an emerging MG, YA and adult author of fiction inspired by nineteenth century history. She is also partial to adding […]
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  • Transit - by Lauren Chater, which won second place in the HNSA 2017 Short Story Prize May 20, 2018
    Today we shine a spotlight on Lauren Chatter's short story, "Transit", which won second place in the HNSA 2017 Short Story Competition and was recently published in Swinburne University's literary journal Backstory.  "Transit" was inspired by the actions of two men, Jeremiah Horrocks and William Crabtree, who were the first to record the transit of Venus which […]
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  • The Call of Stars - Eleanor Limprecht's winning entry in the HNSA short story competition May 13, 2018
    Today, we shine a spotlight on the winning story in our HNSA 2017 Short Story Competition. Eleanor Limprecht's short story, "The Call of the Stars", was originally written as part of Long Bay, a novel based on the true story of a young woman named Rebecca Sinclair who ended up in Long Bay Women’s Reformatory in 1909 […]
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  • Australia's Gold Rush and Colonial Architecture by Michael Beashel November 13, 2017
    Our guest author today is Michael Beashel. Michael is Sydney-born and his Irish forebears immigrated to New South Wales in 1863 and settled in Millers Point. He spent his youth in Bondi, is married with adult children and lives in Sydney’s inner-west. Michael was head of Asset Development for a global accommodation services company registered […]
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