This year reading became more important than ever to many of us. Fortunately, despite the restrictions, many superb books hit the shelves and screens. Historia has asked HWA authors to recommend their best historical books of 2020 (and a few old favourites). If you’re looking for Christmas reading for yourself, or ideas for presents, we […]
The short stories in Victoriana bring the 19th century richly to life, with crime, murder and scandal set against the backdrop of the Boer War and a rapidly changing society. Read about some of your favourite characters from established series, or be introduced to new writers in the genre. This striking new collection, brought to […]
Royal Blood is a diverse collection of informed and entertaining short stories set in the Tudor period. Read about some of your favourite characters from established series, or be introduced to new writers in the genre. The stories in Royal Blood bring the Tudor era richly to life, presenting suspense, rivalry, espionage and historical drama. […]
We’re delighted to announce the winner of the first HWA/Sharpe Books Unpublished Novel Award.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The longlist for the first HWA/Sharpe Books Unpublished Novel Award has been announced, with 12 “fresh and vital” manuscripts making it through to the next round of judging.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: […]
A new year, and new historical books, both fiction and non-fiction, to look out for, written by HWA members. The Second World War continues to be popular, and there are refreshingly different takes on the Tudor era. The medieval period makes a strong showing. There are new additions to well-loved series and second books from […]
Historia serialises LJ Trafford’s The Wedding, one of the short stories in Rubicon, the HWA and Sharpe Books collection of stories by ten leading authors who write about Ancient Rome. This is part 1. Rome under Emperor Nero
The longlist for the Dorothy Dunnett Society/Historical Writers’ Association Short Story Competition 2019.