AURELIA down to the final four of 2016 HNS Indie Award!

HNS2016IndieFinalsGreat excitement in Roma Nova! AURELIA was selected as Editor’s Choice by the Historical Novel Society Indie reviews in autumn 2015 and went forward to be longlisted for the 2016 HNS Indie Award along with 37 others. In January, a shortlist of nine was selected and today (30 March), the final four were announced and AURELIA was among them!

Helen Hollick, the HNS Indie Managing Editor, announced it today in the HNS Facebook group (

“Drum Roll and Trumpet Tootle Please! I have the four finalists for the HNS Indie Award 2016! My thanks to Steve Donoghue, Stephanie Moore Hopkins & Janis Pegrum Smith our three shortlist judges. The winner and runner up will be announced by judges James Aitcheson &  Anna Belfrage at ‪#‎HNSOxford2016‬ … so congratulations to: 
AURELIA, Alison Morton 
BLOODIE BONES, Lucienne Boyce
FOSSIL ISLAND, Barbara Sjoholm

What a tough field! My nails will no longer exist by September…


Alison Morton is the author of Roma Nova thrillers, INCEPTIO, PERFIDITASSUCCESSIO and AURELIA. The fifth in the series, INSURRECTIO, will be published on 12 April 2016.

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