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

The 2021 Historical Novel Society Conference North America will be held June 21-27 as a virtual conference. We invite historical fiction authors and aficionados from around the globe to join us.


The Historical Novel Society North America 2021 Virtual Conference is a full week of activities where attendees can learn, share, connect, and inspire. See the full schedule of over 80 panels, presentations, and cozy chats, plus master classes, author spotlights, book clubs, conversation rooms, and social events.




“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