Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA), in partnership with Australia’s leading essential building and infrastructure services provider ARA Group, is excited to announce the Shortlists for the 2022 ARA Historical Novel Prize.
This year’s Shortlists explore a diverse range of powerful themes, from reinvention, diversity and the meaning of truth, through to self-reliance, confidence and fulfilling one’s dreams. The Shortlists demonstrate the power of historical fiction to bring the past vividly to life, explore often unspoken truths, and illuminate the challenges faced by humankind throughout the centuries.
The ARA Historical Novel Prize is worth a total of $100,000 in prize monies. The Prize will award $50,000 to the Adult category winner, with an additional $5,000 to be awarded to each of the remaining two shortlisted authors. In the Children and Young Adult (CYA) category, the winner will receive $30,000, while the two shortlisted authors will receive $5,000 each.
The Winners of the 2022 ARA Historical Novel Prize will be announced on Thursday 20 October 2022.
For further information, visit: https://hnsa.org.au/
The Shortlist for the 2022 ARA Historical Novel Prize – Adult Category is:
- Horse by Geraldine Brooks (Hachette Australia)
- Corporal Hitler’s Pistol by Tom Keneally (Penguin Random House)
- Cold Coast by Robyn Mundy (Ultimo Press)
The Shortlist for the 2022 ARA Historical Novel Prize – Children and Young Adult (CYA) Category is:
- Katipo Joe: Wolf’s Lair by Brian Falkner (Scholastic New Zealand)
- Rabbit, Soldier, Angel, Thief by Katrina Nannestad (HarperCollins Publishers Australia)
- The Wearing of the Green by Claire Saxby (Walker Books)