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Australia has produced a number of award-winning and best-selling writers of historical fiction, including Anna Campbell, Anne Gracie, Anna Jacobs, Stephanie Laurens and Isolde Martyn.While some historical fiction is meticulously researched and takes years to write, the authors don’t often appear on lists for literary awards.

An exception is Kate Morton, whose fourth book, The Secret Keeper, will be released later
this year. Kate’s books have not only been best sellers, they have also
repeatedly won Australian Book Industry awards. The Forgotten Garden was also longlisted for The
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2010.

In the following tally of 2012 releases reviewed between January and June for the challenge, a number of subgenres have been included among the historical fiction titles, including crime, fantasy, speculative fiction and and romance. Have any Young Adult historical fiction titles been missed?

Which of the following, if any, deserve to be included among the tally of “literary” books?

Tally: 17 titles, 22 reviewers, 32 reviews

Titles missed from above tally:

Upcoming releases: