Author Archives: Lucy Santos

HWA Crowns 2017: Longlists

The Historical Writers’ Association announces the longlist for its 2017 Gold, Debut and Non-Fiction Crowns It has been an exciting year in the wonderfully diverse world of historical publishing, and The Historical Writers’ Association (HWA) are delighted to announce the books that have been longlisted for their 2017 Gold, Debut and Non-Fiction Crowns. “I’m absolutely […]

HWA Dorothy Dunnett Short Story Award

Deadline: 31st August 2018. Entry Fee: £5 Prizes: £500, publication in the Whispering Gallery and on, mentoring session from author and agent, tickets to receive your award at the HWA Crowns Ceremony in London.  Two Highly Commended entries will also receive mentoring and invitations to the award ceremony in London. Can you transport a reader […]

History by the River

First of a New Series of Events in West London History by the River is new a monthly panel event with a social buzz for lovers of books, history and good beer. It’s a chance to get together with fellow readers and authors to hear about the best new historical writing, then discuss it all […]

Announcing New Crowns

The HWA are delighted to announce two new Crowns alongside the already established Debut Crown which will be awarded to outstanding historical writers in 2017. The Gold Crown will be awarded to the best historical novel of the year, and we will also be awarding a Non-fiction Crown for the best popular non-fiction historical work. […]

Cecilia Eckbäck Wins The Debut Crown!

Cecilia Ekbäck wins the 2016 HWA Goldsboro Debut Crown for her novel Wolf Winter. We spoke to Cecilia right after she accepted the award at Harrogate History Festival. More

HWA in The Guardian

Margaret Thatcher has narrowly beaten David Cameron to be named the worst prime minister of the past 100 years by historical writers. The Historical Writers’ Association surveyed its membership on their views of the 19 prime ministers who have led the UK since 1916, in advance both of this year’sHarrogate History festival later this week, […]