HNSA Author Spotlight: Our Guest of Honour, Jackie French

By Elizabeth Jane Corbett Jackie French is no stranger to Australian readers. She has written over two hundred books, won sixty literary awards, served as the Australian Children’s Laureate, and been named Senior Australian of the year. When not writing, she plants trees and harvests their fruit, walks in the bush, tames and studies wombats, … Read moreHNSA Author Spotlight: Our Guest of Honour, Jackie French

Australasian Historical Fiction State of Play

The HNSA is proud to be the third arm of the international Historical Novel Society which fosters the reading and writing of the genre with biennial conferences in the UK, US and Australasia. Recently, as HNSA’s program director, I had the honour of writing the feature article for the Historical Novels Review magazine on the … Read moreAustralasian Historical Fiction State of Play

In Conversation with Nicole Alexander: HNSA Sydney Satellite Event

The Historical Novel Society Australasia is proud to announce its first Sydney satellite event in the lead up to the 2019 HNSA Conference on 25-27 October. Please join us in conversation with bestselling author Nicole Alexander as she speaks to beloved children’s author Belinda Murrell, about researching and writing her new historical novel, Stone Country, … Read moreIn Conversation with Nicole Alexander: HNSA Sydney Satellite Event

What’s on offer at HNSA Sydney 2019

The HNSA committee is proud to bring you our 3rd biennial conference. We never thought we’d get this far. I hope fans of the genre, both readers and writers alike, will gather as a community again –this time at historic Parramatta. As program director, I thought I’d tell you what’s on offer at the conference … Read moreWhat’s on offer at HNSA Sydney 2019

Early bird registration opens for HNSA Sydney 2019

Celebrate historical fiction at HNSA Sydney 2019! Today we’re thrilled to announce the program for the Historical Novel Society Australasia’s third conference. So block out the weekend of 25-27 October 2019, and gather at Western Sydney University, Parramatta, to explore our theme, History Repeats, with us and sixty of the best writers, publishers, agents, and … Read moreEarly bird registration opens for HNSA Sydney 2019

Call for Papers: 2019 academic program

‘History Repeats’ Historical Novel Society Australasia 2019 Conference 25-27 October 2019, Rydalmere Campus, Western Sydney University. Academic Stream: Sunday 27 October On the final day of the HNSA conference, we will bring together postgraduates, academics, and other interested scholars to consider the complexities of the genre of historical fiction and its readership. What counts as … Read moreCall for Papers: 2019 academic program

First conference news: a fresh approach

Introducing our Friday workshop program for HNSA 2019 The 2019 historical novel conference kicks off in Sydney in October, and here’s your first sneak peek into the program. We’ve heard you! We’ve listened to your feedback from our 2017 conference. You wanted longer workshops and didn’t want to miss out on sessions in the main … Read moreFirst conference news: a fresh approach

Volunteer call-out: Social media team

We’re putting together a social media team in the lead-up to our conference in October. Our legendary team for the last conference blogged and tweeted and posted their way to our hearts, and this year we’d like to do it all over again. The social media team updates conference participants, publishes great content about historical … Read moreVolunteer call-out: Social media team

2019 conference alert

Planning is well underway for the next conference of the Historical Novel Society Australasia, to be held on 25 to 27 October 2019, in historic Parramatta. This year’s conference is presented in partnership with Western Sydney University’s Writing & Society Research Centre and the School of Humanities & Communication Arts, which will host the conference on its Parramatta … Read more2019 conference alert

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