Anita Frank’s first novel, The Lost Ones, is shortlisted for the 2020 HWA Debut Crown Award. She tells Historia about her love of history, the inspiration for her book – including big houses, spiritualism and the First World War – and passes on some tips for new writers. The HWA Debut Crown celebrates new voices […]
Historia’s running three HWA Crowns giveaways in the run-up to the 2020 Crown Awards announcement on 25 November. The first is for all six books on the Debut Crown shortlist. The Historia Debut Crown 2020 giveaway is open until 11.59pm on 3 November, 2020. The two winners will each receive all six books in the […]
Andrew Taylor’s The King’s Evil is shortlisted for the 2020 HWA Gold Crown Award. Set in Restoration London, it’s the third in his popular James Marwood and Cat Lovett series of historical crime novels. Andrew tells Historia about his book and how he feels about being shortlisted for this award. Congratulations on being shortlisted! What […]
The 2020 HWA Crown Awards shortlists are announced, with 18 outstanding books in three categories: Gold Crown, Non-fiction Crown and Debut Crown. The judges on all three panels found it hard to choose from the longlisted books; nevertheless their shortlists represent the breadth – and depth – of recent historical writing. Congratulations from all at […]
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 […]
Entries for the HWA Crowns for 2020 are now open. The Historical Writers’ Association gives three Crown Awards each year for exceptional historical writing.
In this sixth and final interview with authors shortlisted for the 2019 HWA Crown Awards, Anna-Marie Crowhurst, shortlisted for the HWA Debut Crown, talks about the background to her novel, The Illumination of Ursula Flight. She also has some tips for other first-time writers. The HWA Debut Crown celebrates new voices in historical fiction. Have […]
The fourth in Historia’s series of interviews with writers shortlisted for the 2019 HWA Crown awards is with Laura Shepherd-Robinson. Her acclaimed novel, Blood & Sugar, is set in London and Deptford in the 18th century and is shortlisted for the HWA Debut Crown. The HWA Debut Crown celebrates new voices in historical fiction. Have […]