See where HWA authors are reading or speaking this year, from libraries and bookshops to festivals. Listen to your favourite writers, buy a book or turn up to support a friend.
2018 has been an exciting year for historical writing, both fiction and non-fiction. With the holidays coming up, Elizabeth Fremantle asked fellow HWA members to choose three outstanding books each to recommend as the year’s highlights (and a few older favourites have popped up as well). We hope this selection inspires you, whether you’re looking […]
As the nights draw in and the ghosts seep from the walls, it’s time to huddle beneath your counterpane with a suitably creepy book. I asked seven of our most brilliantly chilling writers to name their favourite Gothic reads, both a classic and a modern Gothic novel. Prepare to be frightened, repulsed, entranced… Ruth Ware […]
Dorothea and Ruth. Prison visitor and prisoner. Powerful and powerless. Dorothea Truelove is young, wealthy and beautiful. Ruth Butterham is young, poor and awaiting trial for murder. When Dorothea’s charitable work leads her to Oakgate Prison, she is delighted with the chance to explore her fascination with phrenology and test her hypothesis that the shape of […]
The Historical Writers’ Association (HWA) is delighted to announce the shortlisted books for the 2018 Gold, Non-Fiction and Debut HWA Crown Awards. Each shortlist category contains six outstanding books, ranging across centuries and continents and proving, once again, the richness, variety and vigour of historical writing currently being published in the UK. From all of […]
We’ve a fantastic bundle of six books up for grabs this month, including the latest historical titles from the likes of Emily Hauser, Graham Hurley and Stephen Fry. Just follow the instructions below to enter. You’ve got four chances to win and can enter using any or all of the options: 1. Sign up to the Historia […]
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 […]
Two fantastic books up for grabs this month! Win a copy of The Third Nero, the latest in the Flavia Albia series from Lindsey Davis AND a copy of The Tyrant’s Shadow, the brand new novel from Antonia Senior. Read more about The Third Nero. Read more about The Tyrant’s Shadow. Just follow the instructions below to […]