Imagining the Past – with Alison Goodman

Our final episode for this year features a queen of historical fantasy, Alison Goodman. Kelly Gardiner asks her about Regency research and manners, dancing (and demon-slaying) in floor-length silk, plotting and planning, and walking the ground – experiencing places inhabited by fictional characters. Listen here Alison Goodman is the author of seven novels including her … Read moreImagining the Past – with Alison Goodman

Author spotlight – and interview with Robyn Cadwallader

Prior to publishing her debut novel, The Anchoress, Robyn Cadwallader had published a poetry collection, I Painted Unafraid, and a non-fiction book about virginity and female agency in the Middle Ages. Her second novel, Book of Colours, was published in 2018. Robyn is the reviews editor for the online literary journal, Verity La. Robyn, thank … Read moreAuthor spotlight – and interview with Robyn Cadwallader

Imagining the Past – with Nicole Alexander

Listen to our interview with Nicole Alexander, author of bestselling historical epics set in remote and rural Australia. Listen here Nicole is a fourth-generation grazier, and the author of nine historical novels: The Bark Cutters, A Changing Land, Absolution Creek, Sunset Ridge, The Great Plains, Wild Lands, River Run, An Uncommon Woman and most recently Stone Country. Nicole’s … Read moreImagining the Past – with Nicole Alexander

Collaboration between Historians and Novelists versus the Writing for the Silver Screen

I really hate having to choose. I’m actually terrible at it. That’s why I run my life by routines. I do the same things at the same times (almost) every day. Removing the choice to do things means they actually get done. I make the decision once, then act on it without revisiting it. Turns … Read moreCollaboration between Historians and Novelists versus the Writing for the Silver Screen

Spotlight on Historical Weapons Re-enactments

Just as we immerse ourselves in writing of an historical time period, our characters emerging onto the pages to give the reader some sense of reality, there are people who, rather than writing about history, aim to actually live it.  These people are known as historical re-enactors and as of 2016, the Australia Living History … Read moreSpotlight on Historical Weapons Re-enactments

HNSA 2019 Conference Dinner – good food, great company and historical romance

After the excitement of the first day’s presentations at the Historical Novel Society Australasia Conference on Saturday 26 October, you’ll have the opportunity to join other writers and readers at the Conference dinner. The guest speaker at the dinner will be Anna Campbell, bestselling historical romance author. Anna was born in Brisbane, and grew up … Read moreHNSA 2019 Conference Dinner – good food, great company and historical romance

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

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