The HWA / Dorothy Dunnett Short Story Competition 2020
We are delighted to announce the winning story for 2020 is The Race by Alice Fowler. The two High commended stories are Pounds, Shilling and Pence by Valerie Thompson & Mavourneen by Annie Friedlein
Also shortlisted for inclusion in anthology are Lakshmi Will Return by Padmini B. Sankar,The Pavilion of Enlightenment by Alison Lloyd and The Sentinel Bird by Jacqui Scholes-Rhodes
Alice wins the top prize of £500, all three authors will be offered mentoring sessions from Imogen Robertson and agent Norah Perkins.
You can read about the stories on Historia.
2020 Crown Awards
We will be awarding three Crown Awards for exceptional historical writing at 6pm GMT on 25 November 2020.
Obviously we are very sorry we will not be able to announce the winners of the Debut, Gold and Non-Fiction Crowns in person this year, but you can still join us to see which of these amazing books have emerged victorious as a youtube premiere!
Go to the page now and click the bell to make sure you get a reminder to join us at 6pm on Wednesday 25 November to see the Chairs of the judging panels tell us the results.
Even – and perhaps especially – this year we still want to play our part in celebrating the brilliant historical writing, fiction and non-fiction, published in the UK and its ability to engage, illuminate, entertain and inform legions of readers.
Discover which 18 books have been selected for the 2020 Crown Shortlists 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.
Any questions? Do please email Imogen Robertson.
HWA Debut Crown
This award is for the best historical novel by a first-time fiction author of any nationality first published in the UK in English.
HWA Gold Crown
This award is for the best historical novel first published in the UK in English.
HWA Non-Fiction Crown
This award is for the best non-fiction work published in the UK in English.