Maggie Richell-Davies is the winner of the first HWA/Sharpe Books Unpublished Novel Award.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We’re delighted to announce the winner of the first HWA/Sharpe Books Unpublished Novel Award.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The longlist for the first HWA/Sharpe Books Unpublished Novel Award has been announced, with 12 “fresh and vital” manuscripts making it through to the next round of judging.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. […]
We’re delighted to announce the shortlist for the Dorothy Dunnett Society/Historical Writers’ Association Award for an unpublished short story. The DDS/HWA Shortlist 2019 Joanna Dodd: Cissy Mullins Liz Kershaw: Finding a Way Home Julie Evans: Lancashire Census of 1881 Monique Hayes: Mileage Kate Jewell: The Daisy Fisher Cathy De’Freitas: The Queen’s Jewel Our final round […]
The 18 books shortlisted for HWA Crown Awards in 2019 have been announced. The search is now on to find the winners in the three awards categories: Gold Crown, Sharpe Books Non-fiction Crown and Debut Crown. The shortlisted books are: HWA Gold Crown Award 2019 Little by Edward Carey (Aardvark Bureau) In Little, Edward Carey brings the […]
The HWA Dorothy Dunnett Short Story Competition for 2019