Diane Setterfield’s outstanding novel Once Upon a River won the HWA’s Gold Crown Award for best historical fiction in 2019. Based on and around the River Thames, it is a story rich in folklore, mystery and romance and has deservedly been a Sunday Times bestseller. Three journalism students from Bath Spa University caught up with […]
Whether you prefer reading historical fiction or non-fiction (or both, why not?), we hope you’ll find something to surprise, delight or intrigue you in this round-up of books featured in Historia during 2019. So if you’re looking for a Christmas present for a history lover or a good read for the long winter nights, have […]
The Historical Writers’ Association is delighted to announce the results of the HWA/Dorothy Dunnett Short Story Competition for 2019. Winner: Kate Jewell: The Daisy Fisher Highly commended: Cathy De’Freitas: The Queen’s Jewel Joanna Dodd: Cissy Mullins Shortlisted: Liz Kershaw: Finding a Way Home Julie Evans: Lancashire Census of 1881 Monique Hayes: Mileage Longlisted: Emily Bullock: […]
This is the first in a series of Historia interviews with writers shortlisted for the 2019 HWA Crown awards. Giles Kristian’s Lancelot, in the Gold Crown category, is a masterful retelling of the Arthurian legends. Lancelot’s a bit of a departure from your previous books. How did the idea of retelling the Arthurian legends come […]
Historia’s holding three giveaways this October in the run-up to the 2019 Crown Awards. The first is for all six books on the Debut Crown shortlist
We’re delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2019 Dorothy Dunnett Society/Historical Writers’ Association Award for an unpublished short story.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 […]
The longlist for the Dorothy Dunnett Society/Historical Writers’ Association Short Story Competition 2019.
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 […]