|Sent on:||Monday, March 26, 2012 6:49 PM|
I wanted to let you all know more about a very exciting event for all fans of historical fiction that is coming up later this year.
The Historical Novel Society is a global organisation promoting and supporting historical fiction and has an annual conference that it is the global event for the genre.
This year, we're lucky that it's taking place in London, so I hope you'll have a look at the conference website, think about coming and help spread the word! We have a fantastic line-up of local and international authors and other industry professionals.
Please check out the website for more information and to book:
There's a rolling ticker of the cast list on the home page as well as more details on the Who's Who pages. There's also a Readers page, which gives a taste of how the event will be addressing readers' interests. Details of the programme are being firmed up at the moment and will be provided as soon as they are ready. You can also sign up for email alerts each time the website is updated.
As a taster, the guests of honour are Lindsey Davis and Margaret George. The special guest is Philippa Gregory and the after-dinner speaker is Bernard Cornwell. But there are many other names. You're sure to find many of your favourite historical novelists on the list.
I'm very excited to be attending my first HNS conference and to be on the conference committee, tasked with reader promotion and involvement. If you have any questions, feel free to drop me a line.
And I hope to see many of you there!
PS. If you're not already familiar with the HNS itself, check out its website. http://www.historicalnovelsociety.org/
If you become a member, you get a quarterly magazine jampacked with book reviews, news and features, a discount off the conference fees and many other benefits. The HNS also has a local London chapter that has monthly meetings, which I highly recommend for all fans of historical fiction.
If you're interested and would like to know more, please get in touch and I'll happy to fill you in.
All the best