I’m proud to be Chair of the HNSA’s prize committee for the 2021 ARA Historical Novel Prize which is due to open on 14 April. HNSA’s generous patron, Edward Federman of the ARA Group, has increased the prize money to $100,000 making the contest the richest genre prize in Australasia. The prize has been expanded to include a category for Children and Young Adults with prize money totalling $40,000 while the Adult category totals $60,000.
I was excited (and nervous) to be interviewed by Libby Gore of ABC Radio Melbourne and Peter Goers of ABC Radio Adelaide to talk about the prize and this wonderful opportunity to reward and recognise historical novelists in Australia and New Zealand. Read more about the prize here.