Long form interview with Greg Wolfe at Image Journal, discussing boarding school, World War One, character, religion, authority, and writing Part Three of Wilberforce - part one, part two

WPHM morning show with Paul Miller - Port Huron, MI - hometown interview! stream | download

Next Magazine - Inside Wilberforce's Pressure Cooker

Publishers Weekly - An Obsession With Boarding School


Open Letters Monthly | Steve Reads - Best Books of 2015: Fiction Debuts! "Now I’m convinced the author is playing a much, much deeper game than I at first guessed."

Politics and Prose Bookstore - Best of Britain "H.S. Cross has created a world in which the raw pain and pleasure of adolescence combine to heightened, highly charged, and sometimes hilarious effect."

Huffington Post - 33 Can't-Miss New Reads

Lambda Literary - New in September



New York Journal of Books - "Her depiction of inner emotional turmoil inside Morgan Wilberforce's head could be among the best anywhere."

The Rumpus - "Cross brings a contemporary sensibility to her novel of Morgan Wilberforce’s fraught development."

Image Journal“Cross’s rich gifts as a writer are evident on every page. She has thoroughly researched and inhabited this world, down to its slang, rituals, and historical atmosphere. Saint Stephen’s feels completely authentic, and every word choice is apt."

Image Update -  "Cross understands the fraught borderland where the psychological and spiritual overlap, and the theological dimension of this story is both palpable and subtly drawn."

Edge Media Network

Booklist (paywall) - "First in a planned series set in a Yorkshire boys’ academy, this literary, character-driven debut novel requires careful reading but rewards with its psychological insight and dry humor, leaving the reader longing for all that is good, peaceful, and hopeful. For Anglophiles, seekers, and those who enjoy the insular world of C. P. Snow’s Strangers and Brothers novels and the haunting power of Julian Barnes’ The Sense of an Ending."

Library Journal 

Publisher's Weekly


Postcards From Purgatory - "I really, really, really want to talk about this book with someone who has read it."