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Welcome to the the Historical Novel Society North America, “the place for historical fiction.”

Our next North American Conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas, June 24-26, 2021. Sign up for our email list to stay in the loop.

Can’t make it to San Antonio next summer? For the first time, HNS North America is excited to present a virtual component to our conference. Stay tuned in the coming months to learn more about how you can enjoy the HNS conference experience from your own home.


“It was refreshing to not be the only oddball writing about history and exciting to meet oodles of like-minded nerds.”

Kip Wilson, author of YA historical novel in verse, WHITE ROSE

“The HNS conference is a celebration of our genre and a gathering of kindred spirits.”

Patricia Bracewell, author of SHADOW ON THE CROWN and THE PRICE OF BLOOD