After being longlisted for the Historical Writers’ Association Debut Crown Award 2022 last month, we’re thrilled to be able to share that both Lizzie Pook and Helen Scarlett have made it to the shortlist.

The Debut Crown Award celebrates the best debut historical writing, fiction and non-fiction, published in the UK and its ability to engage, illuminate, entertain and inform legions of readers.

Congratulations to Lizzie and Helen! The winners will be announced on Wednesday November 23rd, and you can purchase a ticket to the in-person ceremony here.