The Tudor Society

The Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA) Conference 21-22 March 2015

Thank you to historical novelist Wendy Dunn for sending me the following information and for also organising for members of the Tudor Society and followers of the Anne Boleyn Files to have a discount on tickets.

The Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA) will hold its inaugural conference at Balmain Town Hall on the 21-22 of March 2015 with its opening reception held at the State Library of NSW on the 20th.

Entitled ‘The Historical Novel in Peace and War’, the conference will celebrate the historical fiction genre in a weekend of talks, panels, debates, book launches and readings with super sessions on social media, researching and writing historical fiction as well as manuscript assessments. The weekend conference will showcase 40 speakers and is peppered with international authors such as Kate Forsyth (our patron), Felicity Pulman, Jesse Blackadder, Juliet Marillier, Sulari Gentill, Sophie Masson, Toni Jordan and Colin Falconer.

HNSA is offering the members of the Tudor Society and The Anne Boleyn Files a special conference deal. The price of a Whole Conference ticket (normally priced at $250) will be reduced by 10% to $225. This ticket entitles the holders to attend all the sessions in the main program and also includes morning and afternoon tea, and a lunch voucher redeemable at a fantastic local café. The offer does not include tickets to super sessions or social events. Apply the coupon code TUDHNSA15 when purchasing a standard whole conference ticket.

Day tickets are also available. For more information, visit the conference website -

Of particular interest to our members is the What is it about the Tudors? panel on Sunday, 22nd March where Natalie Grueninger, Wendy J Dunn, Jane Caro and Barbara Gaskell Denviel will ponder why this particular royal house is so compelling to readers, authors and publishers alike.

In addition to the discount on the whole conference ticket, HNSA is offering a giveaway of Sherryl Clark’s Do You Dare-Jimmy’s War to the first 50 ticketholders to the conference dinner on Saturday 21st March. All ticketholders to the opening night reception at the State Library of NSW on Friday 20th March will receive a free ebook bundle of the Janna Chronicles by Felicity Pulman.

Historical Novel Society Australasia Conference 2015

I so want to go!

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