For just over fifty years, the Romantic Novelists’ Association has recognised and given awards for the very best in romantic fiction, with its ‘Romantic Novel of the Year’ and its ‘Love Story of the Year’ Awards. Further Awards for Romantic Comedy of the Year and Historical Novel of the Year were added in 2011 and in 2012, the Awards were further extended, restructured and renamed:
At the awards ceremony in March each year, SIX Awards are announced, comprising five RoNAs (Romantic Novel Awards) and one RoNA Rose Award.
The five RoNAs are awarded to the winners of five specific categories of romantic novel, and the winning books then go forward to a panel of judges who select an overall winner, who will receive the Romantic Novel of the Year Award later in the year, at the RNA Summer Party in May.
The RoNA Rose Award replaced the previous ‘Love Story of the Year’ Award and celebrates shorter/category romantic fiction.
Each year, the RNA celebrates the best writing from among its own members with awards for both published and unpublished work. These awards are the Joan Hessayon New Writers’ Scheme Award, the Katie Fforde Bursary and the Elizabeth Goudge Trophy.
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Download a list of the books shortlisted for the 2013 Romantic Novelists' Association Awards, the RoNAs. Take it to the bookstore or library and check them out.
Download descriptions of the of the books shortlisted for the 2013 Romantic Novelists' Association Awards, the RoNAs.
2013 RoNA Awards Books. (pdf)