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ARA Historical Novel Prize

2023 ARA Historical Novel Prize Shortlists Announced

Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA), in partnership with Australia’s leading essential building and infrastructure services provider ARA Group, is excited to announce the Shortlists for the 2023 ARA Historical Novel Prize. This year’s shortlisted titles weave a rich tapestry of narratives, transporting readers across different times and places, exploring the depths of human spirit, resilience,

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ARA Historical Novel Prize

2023 ARA Historical Novel Prize Longlists Announced

Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA), in partnership with Australia’s leading essential building and infrastructure services provider ARA Group, is excited to announce the Longlists for the 2023 ARA Historical Novel Prize. This year’s Longlists traverse a vast tapestry of settings and eras, delving into tales of love against prejudice, the resilience in the face of

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Pitching Appointments
HNSA 2023

announcing our pitching appointments

HNSA is committed to assisting aspiring writers to reach their potential. With this in mind, we’re delighted to introduce pitching appointments to our 2023 conference program. Here’s your chance to pitch your manuscript to a stellar list of industry professionals. Our pitch takers include Annette Barlow (Allen & Unwin), Tara Wynne (Curtis Brown Australia), Meredith

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conference dinner

EARLY BIRD TICKETS FOR HNSA 2023 ON SALE

Tickets are now on sale for our 2023 HNSA Conference to be held on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October 2023 at the Southern Sydney Event Centre at Hurstville, conveniently located close to Sydney Airport and Hurstville Station. Take advantage of our early bird registration discount which ends on 20 September 2023. THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS We’ve decided

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Podcast

imagining the past latest podcast

Our latest catch up podcast from selected sessions of the 2021 HNSA Conference features our 2023 Winter Online Program tutor, Paula Morris, in conversation with Julie Janson and Cassandra Pybus. They discuss how history is written by the victors, but when such accounts are challenged, who then gets to define history in the context of

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Imagining the Past
Podcast

Imagining the Past: JACKIE BALLANTYNE, KAYTE NUNN & ROSALIE HAM

HNSA’s podcast Imagining the Past is back for a special Summertime Series in 2023. Our next episode features our Winter Workshop tutor Kayte Nunn, author Rosalie Ham and host Jackie Ballantyne.  Jackie Ballantyne explores how each author approaches common themes of revenge, love, betrayal, isolation and treachery from these very different perspectives. Kayte NunnKayte Nunn is a former book and

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2023 HNSA Conference
HNSA 2023

HNSA 2023 CONFERENCE – SAVE THE DATE 21-22 october 2023

  Drum roll… our 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. Make sure you save the date!   THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS We’ve decided to offer

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HNSA Online Programs

2023 WINTER ONLINE PROGRAM -tickets on sale

Join us for the HNSA 2023 Winter Online Weekend Program on Saturday and Sunday 1 -2 July 2023. Our Program will feature an exciting line-up of talented authors and industry professionals in both workshops and chat salons. It’s the perfect way to spend those chilly July days. WORKSHOPS ON WRITING, EDITING AND PUBLISHING The workshop

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ARA Historical Novel Prize

ENTRIES FOR THE 2023 ARA HISTORICAL NOVEL PRIZE NOW OPEN

Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA), in partnership with Australia’s leading essential building and infrastructure services provider ARA Group, is excited to announce that entries for the 2023 ARA Historical Novel Prize are now open. The ARA Historical Novel Prize is the richest genre-based literary award in Australasia, incorporating both an Adult category and a Children

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Podcast

IMAGINING THE PAST SUMMERTIME SERIES: IN CONVERSATION WITH STEPHEN ROMEI, STEVEN CARROLL & PIP WILLIAMS

HNSA’s podcast Imagining the Past is back for a special Summertime Series in 2023. Our next episode features writer and critic, Stephen Romei, in conversation with Steven Carroll and Pip Williams.  The Dictionary of Lost Words reveals a woman seeking to define the words of women erased from texts written by men. O peels back the story of a famous female

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