2021 ARA HISTORICAL NOVEL PRIZE OPENS FOR SUBMISSIONS

The 2021 ARA Historical Novel Prize opens for submissions at 9am today. You can find all relevant information about the contest on our website including the rules and nomination form. Take advantage of our Early Bird rate by submitting your novel by 14 May 2021. Entries close on 14 June 2021. The HNSA, in partnership with … Read more2021 ARA HISTORICAL NOVEL PRIZE OPENS FOR SUBMISSIONS

ARA HISTORICAL NOVEL PRIZE NOW $100,000 WITH CYA CATEGORY ADDED

Exciting news! The HNSA, in partnership with our generous sponsor, ARA Group, is expanding the ARA Historical Novel Prize to include a category for outstanding Children and Young Adult (CYA) literature.    What does this mean? The ARA Historical Novel Prize is now worth a total of $100,000 in prize monies. Only in its’s second … Read moreARA HISTORICAL NOVEL PRIZE NOW $100,000 WITH CYA CATEGORY ADDED

HNSA 2021: Save the Date 22-24 October

After long deliberation, the HNSA committee have decided to ‘go virtual’ for our HNSA 2021 conference. Unfortunately, COVID19 continues to pose uncertainties for small organisations when planning events. Many of you will be disappointed you can’t meet in person but a virtual conference offers a great opportunity to enjoy the  entire program. All sessions and workshops will remain … Read moreHNSA 2021: Save the Date 22-24 October

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 A previously unpublished author, Alison will receive a mentorship with Wendy J Dunn to … Read moreWinner of the Elizabeth Jane Corbett Mentorship Announced

Shortlist for the Elizabeth Jane Corbett Mentorship Prize

HNSA is delighted to announce the shortlist for the Elizabeth Jane Corbett Mentorship Prize for young adult fiction. The prize was established in honour of Elizabeth Jane Corbett who sadly passed away in January this year. The winner of the prize will be announced on 9 December and will provide the chance for a previously … Read moreShortlist for the Elizabeth Jane Corbett Mentorship 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 … Read moreMirandi Riwoe’s Stone Sky Gold Mountain Wins the Inaugural 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 … Read moreYou’re Invited to the 2020 ARA Historical Novel Prize Award Ceremony

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

The Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA), alongside ARA Group, recently announced the 2020 shortlist for the inaugural ARA Historical Novel Prize. Stone Sky Gold Mountain by Mirandi Riwoe was one of the novels featured in the shortlist. Mirandi Riwoe recreates the experiences of two Chinese siblings struggling to survive on the North Queensland goldfields in 1877. Richly imagined … Read more2020 ARA Historical Novel Prize Shortlist: Stone Sky Gold Mountain by Mirandi Riwoe

2020 ARA Historical Novel Prize Shortlist: Shepherd by Catherine Jinks

The Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA), alongside ARA Group, recently announced the 2020 shortlist for the inaugural ARA Historical Novel Prize. Shepherd by Catherine Jinks was one of the novels featured in the shortlist. One of Australia’s most well-known writers for children and young adults, Catherine has written a riveting, fast-paced adult historical thriller that brings the brutality … Read more2020 ARA Historical Novel Prize Shortlist: Shepherd by Catherine Jinks

2020 ARA Historical Novel Prize Shortlist: Interview with Sienna Brown

The Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA), alongside ARA Group, recently announced the 2020 shortlist for the inaugural ARA Historical Novel Prize. Master of My Fate by Sienna Brown was one of the novels featured in the shortlist. Debut historical novelist, Sienna Brown, tells an unknown coming-of-age survival story about a Jamaican slave transported to New South Wales … Read more2020 ARA Historical Novel Prize Shortlist: Interview with Sienna Brown

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