Toby Green is the 2020 winner of the Historical Writers’ Association Non-Fiction Crown Award for his ground-breaking book, A Fistful of Shells. Many years of detailed research culminated in this fascinating perspective on West Africa and its unique history, as he tells Richard Genet for Historia. I catch up with Toby over Zoom after the […]
Into the grey, authoritarian East Germany of the 1980s the punk movement exploded, challenging the regime and ultimately helping to end it. Tim Mohr’s Burning Down the Haus is a history of the GDR’s punk revolution told by the people at its heart and was shortlisted for the 2020 Non-fiction Crown Award. He tells Historia […]
Jung Chang, the historian whose acclaimed family biography, Wild Swans, has been translated into 37 languages but is banned in her native China, is shortlisted for the 2020 HWA Non-fiction Crown Award for Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister. Her book explores the lives of the influential Soong sisters, Ei-ling, Ching-ling and May-ling; three remarkable […]
Historia’s running three HWA Crowns giveaways in November to celebrate the 2020 HWA Crown Awards, which are announced on 25 November. This one is for all six books on the Non-fiction Crown shortlist. The Historia Non-fiction Crown 2020 giveaway is open until 11.59pm on 27 November, 2020. The two winners will each receive all six […]
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.
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. […]