Imogen Robertson has been made Chair of the Historical Writers' Association. Many congratulations to her.

Tany Landman's novel Buffalo Soldier has won the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal for a book for young people.

Mary Hoffman was the Guest Editor for Mslexia 66, the Summer issue covering June, July and August. She was not allowed to make it all about History but did manage to interview Louisa Young. Look out for the edition from 1st June.

It is such a pleasure to announce that one regular and one reserve History Girl have been shortlisted for the prestigious Carnegie Medal for children's fiction.  Tanya Landman's Buffalo Soldier and Elizabeth Laird's The Fastest Boy in the World are both there. Many congratulations to them. Catherine Johnson's Sawbones was also on the longlist, which is also worth celebrating.

Mary Hoffman's book news is best explained by this piece in Publishers Weekly:

Liz Fremantle's book, Queen's Gambit has been selected as one of the titles to be given away on World Book Night 2015.