Dec 19, 2014

HWA_vertical_small copyHWA websizeManda is the founder and former chair of the Historical Writers’ Association – a group of authors, publishers and agents of historical writing, both fiction and non-fiction whose passion is history.

Their remit is to promote and sustain writers and their writing, professionally, socially, personally and as part of that, they have built a partnership with Harrogate International Festivals to create the Harrogate History Festival which runs towards the end of October each year.

The HWA also publishes the quarterly digital magazine Historia with prizes and giveaways and news of all the best upcoming books.

The HWA Debut Crown is a £2,000 prize for the best first novel with a historical theme. Its always worth reading the entire shortlist – so, if you’re a reader who shares our passion for history,  browse the HWA booklist online, or meet up with authors at events around the country – or at the highlight of the year, the Harrogate History Festival.

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