We’re delighted to publish The Race by Alice Fowler, the winner of the Historical Writers’ Association Dorothy Dunnett Short Story Prize for 2020. The judges praised the “sheer brilliance” of the premise and her “mastery” in “building atmosphere that tracks with the story’s mounting tension”. We hope you enjoy it, too. And the 2021 HWA/DD […]
The Historical Writers’ Association and the Dorothy Dunnett Society are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2020 HWA Dorothy Dunnett Short Story Competition is Alice Fowler for The Race. The HWA/DDS Short Story Competition 2020 winner and highly commended entries are: The winner The Race by Alice Fowler The Race had us rooting […]
We’re delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2020 HWA Dorothy Dunnett Society Competition for an unpublished short story. The HWA/DDS Shortlist 2020 Lakshmi Will Return by Padmini B Sankar A powerful story of loss and yearning, war and division. Moving, thought-provoking and evocative. Mavourneen by Annie Friedlein The muse of artist James Tissot gains […]
Maggie Richell-Davies is the winner of the first HWA/Sharpe Books Unpublished Novel Award. She tells Historia about her now-published novel, The Servant, and her journey to publication by Sharpe Books: “Be persistent,” she advises. “But above all find competitions that put your story under the nose of someone who loves the past.” There was no […]
We’re delighted to announce the winner of the first HWA/Sharpe Books Unpublished Novel Award.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 […]
The longlist for the first HWA/Sharpe Books Unpublished Novel Award has been announced, with 12 “fresh and vital” manuscripts making it through to the next round of judging. Congratulations to all the authors! They are: Richard Bryson for Five Dark Moons Maggie Humm: Talland House Paula Lennon: The Adventures of Isaiah Ollenu Esquire Tim Oliver: […]
Entries for the HWA Crowns for 2020 are now open. The Historical Writers’ Association gives three Crown Awards each year for exceptional historical writing.
The Historical Writers’ Association is delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 HWA Crown Awards, celebrating the best historical writing of the year, fiction and non-fiction. After months of reading, discussing, disagreeing, agreeing, and many difficult choices, the judges have awarded the top prizes in the three categories, the Gold, Non-fiction, and Debut Crowns. […]