What a great way to start 2016!
Woke up this morning to the news that THE JESUIT LETTER has been selected for the Historical Novel Society's 2016 HNS Indie Award Shortlist, alongside eight other terrific books!
About 38 books were long-listed by HNS reviewers throughout 2015, then the list was narrowed to a short-list of nine, to be followed by a selection of four finalists, and then, in September, the Indie Award winner!
It is a huge honour to have made the short-list, as there are some excellent books in competition. Best of luck to everyone! Have a look at the shortlist below, you are sure to find some great historical fiction to get you through the winter!
HNS Indie Award 2016 shortlisted titles :
WHEN SORROWS COME Maria Dziedzan https://historicalnovelsociety.org/revie…/when-sorrows-come/
BLOODIE BONES Lucienne Boyce https://historicalnovelsociety.org/reviews/bloodie-bones/
AURELIA Alison Morton https://historicalnovelsociety.org/reviews/aurelia/
A PRIDE OF POPPIES Julia Bozza & others https://historicalnovelsociety.org/revi…/a-pride-of-poppies/
FOSSIL ISLAND Barbara Sjoholm https://historicalnovelsociety.org/reviews/fossil-island/
FAR AWAY Victoria Blake https://historicalnovelsociety.org/reviews/far-away/
THE JESUIT LETTER Dean Hamilton https://historicalnovelsociety.org/revie…/the-jesuit-letter/
ONE SUMMER IN ARCADIA Bill Page https://historicalnovelsociety.org/r…/one-summer-in-arcadia/
OUT OF TIME Loretta Livingstone https://historicalnovelsociety.org/reviews/out-of-time/
From these nine books, four will be selected as finalists and the winner and runner up announced at HNS Oxford 2016 Conference in September.
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