The longlists for the HWA Crown Awards for 2020 are announced! With 36 outstanding books in three categories – the HWA Gold Crown, the HWA Non-fiction Crown and the HWA Debut Crown – to celebrate in a lineup which spans millennia and continents, ranging from original historical research to love stories, thrillers, gothic chillers and […]
Whatever this unusual summer may bring us, a good book can be an uplifting delight – or a comfort during difficult times. Historia has asked nine historical writers to suggest a new or recent book that has excited them as well as an old favourite to return to. Enjoy their summer reading recommendations! Nicola Cornick […]
Historia’s giveaway for May 2020 is ten copies of Lionheart by Ben Kane, his new retelling of the story of Richard I, published on 28 May, 2020. Entries open at 9am on 23 May and close at 11.59pm on 1 June. Ten different entrants will each receive one copy. Follow the instructions below to enter. You’ve got […]
We’re delighted to announce the winner of the first HWA/Sharpe Books Unpublished Novel Award. She’s Maggie Richell Davies, whose gripping story, The Servant, came first in a very strong field. Once again the judges wish to stress how impressive the submissions were and how hard it was to come to a final decision. Many congratulations […]
Historia’s giveaway for January 2020 is ten copies of Hitler’s Secret by Rory Clements. Entries open at noon on 23 January, the day Hitler’s Secret is published. The last day you can enter is 1 February. Ten different entrants will each receive one copy. Follow the instructions below to enter. You’ve got up to four chances to win and […]
A new year, and new historical books, both fiction and non-fiction, to look out for, written by HWA members. The Second World War continues to be popular, and there are refreshingly different takes on the Tudor era. The medieval period makes a strong showing. There are new additions to well-loved series and second books from […]
Entries for the HWA Crowns for 2020 are now open. The Historical Writers’ Association gives three Crown Awards each year for exceptional historical writing.