My big news of which I’m immensely proud is that the Historical Novel Society Australasia has announced the ARA Historical Novel Prize, the richest genre prize in Australia and News Zealand. Thanks to the ARA Group, in association with New England Writers’ Centre, historical novelists will have a chance to be recognised in a class of their own.
In my ‘spare’ time, I’ve been the Chair of HNSA. I’m founded the Society back in 2012 which started with humble origins on a Facebook group that has now grown to over 1700 members. It’s great to part of a team which has held 3 biennial conferences that have snowballed in size over the years. Our next one will be in 2021. Hope to see you there.