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The latest news from the Romantic Novelists' Association:

Joan Hessayon Award winner Kate Field triumphs with debut novel The Magic of Ramblings ~ 22 May 2017

Lancashire-based author Kate Field has triumphed with her contemporary novel The Magic of Ramblings published by Accent Press, for which she has been awarded The Romantic Novelists' Association’s (RNA) prestigious Joan Hessayon Award for new writers.

Shortlist Announced for Joan Hessayon Award, Recognising New Writers ~ 27 Apr 2017

The Romantic Novelists' Association (RNA) has announced the shortlist for its prestigious Joan Hessayon Award for new writers.

Sophia Bennett’s Love Song wins The Goldsboro Books Romantic Novel of the Year 2017 ~ 12 Mar 2017

Young Adult novel, Love Song, by Sophia Bennett, wins The Goldsboro Books Romantic Novel of the Year 2017. Trophy and £5,000 prize presented by Prue Leith.

2017 Romantic Novel of the Year Awards Shortlisted Authors ~ 6 Feb 2017

The Romantic Novelists’ Association announces shortlists for The RoNAs (Romantic Novel Awards) 2017 including The Goldsboro Books Romantic Novel of the Year 2017

The RNA announces the Judges for the 2017 Romantic Novel of the Year Award ~ 10 Jan 2017

The Romantic Novelists’ Association has announced the four judges who will choose the Goldsboro Books Romantic Novel of the Year 2017.

2016 RNA Industry Awards highlight publishing talent ~ 17 Nov 2016

The Romantic Novelists’ Association in its second Industry Awards has recognised those people who have made a significant contribution in 2016 to the success and sales of romantic fiction.

2016 Industry Awards Shortlist Announced ~ 12 Nov 2016

Romantic Novelists’ Association announces shortlist for the 2016 Industry Awards

2016 Joan Hessayon Award winner ~ 19 May 2016

Joan Hessayon Award winner: Clare Harvey triumphs with debut novel The Gunner Girl

Romance in the Court ~ 7 May 2016

Indy Goldsboro Books hosts first ‘Romance in the Court’ on 26th May in historic Cecil Court, near London’s Trafalgar Square.

2016 contenders for the Joan Hessayon Award for new writers. ~ 18 Apr 2016

The Romantic Novelists' Association has announced the shortlist for its prestigious Joan Hessayon Award for new writers. The Award will be presented on Thursday 18th May in London.

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Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler are considered the third most romantic couple in fiction behind Elizabeth and Mr Darcy and Romeo and Juliet.