Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA), in partnership with Australia’s leading essential building and infrastructure services provider ARA Group, is excited to announce that entries for the 2023 ARA Historical Novel Prize opened at 9am on 12 April 2023.
The ARA Historical Novel Prize is the richest genre-based literary award in Australasia, incorporating both an Adult category and a Children and Young Adult (CYA) category. The 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 CYA category, the winner will receive $30,000, while the two short listers will receive $5,000 each.
- Awards open: 9am (AEST) 12 April 2023
- Awards close: 5pm (AEST) 14 June 2023
- Longlist announced (nine books): 13 September 2023
- Shortlist announced (three books): 27 September 2023
- Winners announced: 19 October 2023
Winners will be announced at a cocktail party in Sydney on 19 October.
The HNSA supports and promotes the writing, reading and publication of historical fiction across Australia and New Zealand. It is the third arm of the international Historical Novel Society.
To enter the 2023 ARA Historical Novel Prize, visit: https://hnsa.org.au/the-2023-ara-historical-novel-prize/