The HWA Crown Awards 2022 new dates for long and shortlist announcements
We are all lovers of history, and we are living through a remarkable moment after the death of Her Majesty the Queen and the accession of King Charles. We suspect that our members and readers will want to take some time to watch and think about this change of reigns. As a result we’ve decided to delay the announcements of the HWA Crown Awards Longlists for a week until the 28 September to make sure the amazing nonfiction, debuts and novels we’ve been reading will get the attention they deserve. The shortlists will still be announced on 25 October. We will be announcing the winners on 23 November and holding our awards party that evening. You can still check on the terms and conditions on the awards/enter page.
Dorothy Dunnett / HWA Short Story Award 2022
Our short story competition, run in partnership with the Dorothy Dunnett Society is now closed. Many thanks for all your submissions.The longlist of selected stories was announced on 14 September. The shortlist and winners will be announced on 4 October. You can see the longlisted stories and check the terms and conditions here.
The HWA Crown Awards 2022 are now closed for submissions
Those who have submitted will receive their invoices and details for judging copies soon. If you have any concerns or questions, please email the chair, Imogen Robertson on email@example.com. For your reference, timings and terms and conditions can be found here.
HWA Crown Awards 2021
The announcement of the winners of the HWA Crown Awards 2021 will take place as a Youtube Premiere at 11am on 24 November. You can watch it here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL5z40X0FCU
Full details (and photos) on Historia
You can read about all the brilliant shortlisted books here.
The HWA / Dorothy Dunnett Short Story Competition 2021
Many Congratulations to our winner Naomi Kelsey for her brilliant story, Her Mother’s Quilt.
You can read about the winning stories from 2020 on Historia
2020 Crown Awards
We awarded three Crown Awards for exceptional historical writing at 6pm GMT on 25 November 2020.
Read all about them on Historia
The Crowns are open to any book first published in English in the UK between 1 April 2019 and 31st March 2020. The Debut Crown is for the best book by a debut novelist; The Gold Crown is for the best historical novel of the year; and the Non-Fiction Crown is for the best work of historical non-fiction. Submissions for the 2021 Crowns are now open.
Any questions? Do please email Imogen Robertson.