The 2016 Chaucer Awards writing competition recognizes emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of pre-1750s Historical Fiction. These are the First Place Category Winners.
"A tale of ancient kingdoms, of love promised and lost, heralded victory and hopeless defeat, -- a historical novel of Ancient Greece.
NIXON and DOVEY: The Legend Returns by Jay Curry – Antebellum South, Gun Slinging, Historical Fiction
Chocked-full of southern antebellum society, fiery tempers, and tender love, Jay Curry presents a fascinating account of his ancestor’s life--a story of passion, murder and revenge.
Spoils of Olympus II: World on Fire by Christian Kachel – Historical Fiction/War & Military/Post-Alexandrian Greece
“A master tactician and student of war, Kachel brings history to life - upfront and personal- an engaging foray into the chaotic aftermath of Alexander the Great.”
The Spider and the Stone: A Novel of Scotland’s Black Douglas by Glen Craney – Historical Fiction/Scottish War of Independence
Cinematically enthralling and historically compelling, Glen Craney’s "The Spider and the Stone" is a must read for lovers of James Douglas, the fight for Scottish Independence, Braveheart, or Robert the Bruce.
A tale of self-discovery, personal growth, romance, family ties, loyalty a stunning portrayal set in 1806 Ohio - a gripping tale of survival young women orphaned.
Rich in detail and exceptional in development, A River Divides is Michael Roueche’s second novel focused on a few characters whose lives are inextricably challenged and changed by the political upheaval of the Civil War.
St Louis Affair: The Adventures of Herbert Falken by Michael Scheffel – Historical Thriller/Detective
When heinous murders tarnish 1899 St. Louis, who are you going to call? None other than Inquiry Agent, Herbert Falken!
The following Semi-Finalists titles will compete for the FIRST IN CATEGORY Positions and Book Awards Packages in the 2016 Goethe Book Awards.
A sweeping look at personal idealism and autonomy pitted against the forces of greed and manipulation --an emotive family saga solidly rooted in the American dream.