Laura Shepherd-Robinson wins the HWA Debut Crown

Laura Shepherd-Robinson has won the Historical Writers’ Awards Debut Crown for her novel Blood & Sugar – “a tightly-plotted and frightening crime story”.

The Historical Writers’ Association, whose membership is made up of ‘authors, publishers and agents of historical writing, both fiction and non-fiction’, run the annual awards.

The HWA Debut Crown is awarded to the best historical novel by a first-time fiction author published in the UK.