Historical fiction celebration comes to Melbourne

8-10 September 2017

In a few days, readers and writers of one of the world’s most popular fiction genres come together in Melbourne.

Some of Australia and New Zealand’s biggest name in publishing will appear at this weekend’s celebration of historical fiction. Kerry Greenwood, Kate Forsyth, Deborah Challinor and Sulari Gentill are among the many authors who will share their thoughts on writing, research and history.

The Historical Novel conference showcases over 60 speakers on history, craft, research, inspiration, and publishing pathways. You can hear from acclaimed writers such as Lucy Treloar, Sophie Masson, , Robert Gott, Arnold Zable, Gary Crew, Melissa Ashley, Kate Mildenhall, Juliet Marillier, Pamela Hart, Kelly Gardiner and Libby Hathorn.

The conference, with a theme of ‘Identity: Origins and Diaspora’, opens this Friday with a cocktail party, followed by a lively round table discussion. Arnold Zable, Gary Crew, Hanifa Deen and Ngahuia te Awekotuku will discuss portrayals of early colonial encounters and migrant experiences.

Some places are still available for skills-based super sessions on everything from armour to romance to research skills and writing software; and for academic panels featuring academics, writers and postgraduates from a wide range of universities.

The conference is organised by the Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA), and will be held over the weekend of 8-10 September 2017, at Swinburne University of Technology. More information at www.hnsa.org.au


Note: For details contact Elisabeth Storrs, HNSA programme director at contact@hnsa.org.au