Fri, 17/05/2013 - 09:40
A “strong and diverse” shortlist for the Goldsboro Books and Historical Writers Association debut historical fiction prize 2013 has been revealed.
Judges have already predicted a hard-fought contest between titles to claim the final prize, with Goldsboro Books owner David Headley saying “picking a winner will be...
Thu, 19/07/2012 - 08:50
Two books published by indies have made the shortlist for the first Historical Writers Association/Goldsboro Prize for Best Debut Historical Novel, alongside titles from Picador and Doubleday.
The four shortlisted titles are Partitions by Amit Majmudar (Oneworld); The Emperor's Gold by Robert Wilton (Corvus);...
Mon, 26/09/2011 - 08:30
Author and former children's laureate Michael Morpurgo has been appointed as the inaugural president of the Historical Writers Association.
Founder and chair of the HWA Manda Scott said: "It's an honour and a privilege to welcome Michael Morpurgo as our inaugural president. We couldn't ask for a better way to mark...
Fri, 16/09/2011 - 08:10
London independent Goldsboro Books is sponsoring a new prize for debut historical fiction from the Historical Writers Association.
The inaugural prize will be for the best debut published in the UK in 2010 and 2011 and will be presented at the independent bookshop’s History in the Court Festival on 27th September 2012.
Thu, 28/07/2011 - 16:10
The Festival of History is English Heritage's flagship event of the year. Staged in acres of fields outside Kelmarsh Hall in Northamptonshire, it has over a thousand re-enactors and attracts a staggering number of visitors over two days. EH has always hosted author talks at Kelmarsh, but this year they opted to "go large",...
Mon, 14/03/2011 - 08:51
Transworld/Bantam novelist Manda Scott has formed the Historical Writers’ Association as a forum for writers and to promote the genre.
The internet-based group, which already boasts around 100 members including authors Simon Scarrow, Stella Duffy, Robyn Young, Laura Wilson, Tom Holland and James Holland is aimed at writers of...