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Marianne Kavanagh ponders the definitions applied to fiction set in the past. What is historical fiction? It might seem a strange question to raise with readers of Historia, rather than, say, members of the AA or Greenpeace. Surely we are exactly the people who should know. But sometimes it feels as if we’re working with other […]
History by the River is a monthly panel event with a social buzz for lovers of books, history and good beer. It’s a chance to get together with fellow readers and authors to hear about the best new historical writing, then discuss it all over a drink afterwards. BUT IN MAY WE ARE HISTORY IN […]
We asked members of the Historical Writers’ Association which books are on their Christmas list, and which they are giving to others. The results include some sparkling fiction and non-fiction, from prize-winning novels to hidden gems. Clare Mulley I am very lucky that as a judge for the 2017 HWA non-fiction prize I have already received 55 excellent history […]
On a typically wet November evening, the historical literati gathered at Crypt on the Green in Clerkenwell, London to award the 2017 Crowns for the best historical writing of the last year. The rain didn’t dampen spirits – over 100 publishers, agents, authors and fans were in attendance to see the winners take home the […]
The Historical Writers’ Association announces the longlists for its 2017 Gold, Debut and Non-Fiction Crowns. It has been an exciting year in the wonderfully diverse world of historical publishing, and The Historical Writers’ Association (HWA) are delighted to announce the books that have been longlisted for their 2017 Gold, Debut and Non-Fiction Crowns. “I’m absolutely thrilled […]
As HWA team up with the Dorothy Dunnett Society to launch a brand new short story competition (Dorothy Dunnett pictured above), here’s Imogen Robertson on how competitions helped her get published. Have you heard that the Historical Writers’ Association are launching a new open short story competition for Historical Fiction with the Dorothy Dunnett Society this […]
A New Series of Events in West London We’ve been working on something rather special for lovers of history and literature in London. William Ryan, one of the talents behind the highly successful First Monday Crime Series, along with Antonia Senior, Imogen Robertson and Anna Mazzola have been carefully researching venues and badgering best-selling authors […]