HWA Endeavour Ink Gold Crown

Judges

Antonia Senior

Antonia Senior

Chair

Antonia Senior is a writer and journalist. She has written two critically lauded novels and was picked as one of WH Smith’s ‘Fresh Talent’ writers. Her third novel is published in 2017. Antonia reviews historical fiction for The Times, and her work has also appeared in The Guardian and the Financial Times. She worked on staff at The Times for fifteen years, before leaving to write full time. She lives in London with her family.

Robin Carter

Robin Carter

Judge

Started reviewing and collecting books over 20 years ago. Began with Fantasy novels before branching out to Historical Fiction and discovering that the two genres dovetail into each other. Spends his year finding new and exciting debuts and attempting to keep up with the copious amount of top quality writers that exist. He is under the firm belief that he can never read and collect all the books he wants too, but its no excuse for not trying.

Nick Rennison

Nick Rennison

Judge

Nick Rennison is a writer and editor with a particular interest in the Victorian era and crime fiction. He has published two novels (Carver’s Truth and Carver’s Quest) set in nineteenth-century London and has written non-fiction books on a wide variety of subjects from Sherlock Holmes to polar exploration. He has edited two anthologies of stories from the Victorian and Edwardian eras (The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes and The Rivals of Dracula) and regularly reviews historical fiction for The Sunday Times and BBC History Magazine. He lives near Manchester.

Amy Durant

Amy Durant

Judge

Amy Durant is a freelance editor and digital publishing consultant, specialising in historical fiction and non-fiction. She is also working part-time on a PhD on the works of Aphra Behn. She lives in London.

Richard Foreman

Richard Foreman

Judge

Richard Foreman is the co-founder of Endeavour Press, the UK’s leading independent digital publishers. He is also a bestselling historical novelist.

Imogen Robertson

Imogen Robertson

Judge

Imogen Robertson was a film, TV and television director before becoming a full-time writer.

She has written five novels set in the 1780s featuring the independently minded widow, Harriet Westerman, and her friend the anatomist Gabriel Crowther. The first, Instruments of Darkness, was published in 2009. Her standalone novel The Paris Winter is set in 1909/1910.

Her books have been short-listed for the CWA Historical Dagger three times and she is currently Writer in Residence at Plymouth University, a trustee of Literature Works and has just stepped down from the CWA management committee. She lives in London with a cheese-monger.

Kate Atherton

Kate Atherton

Judge

A well-established book reviewer based in Oxford, Kate Atherton’s background is in archaeology, publishing and education. She has co-authored and reviewed non-fiction professionally but these days she enjoys nothing more than writing about what she loves most to read: historical fiction and science fiction. Kate reviews historical fiction for the Sunday Express and her own blog For Winter Nights.