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Shortlist Announced for Joan Hessayon Award, Recognising New Writers

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

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RoNA Awards 2017 Shortlists

The Romantic Novelists’ Association announces shortlists for The RoNAs (Romantic Novel Awards) 2017 including The Goldsboro Books Romantic Novel of the Year 2017. Prue Leith to present the winners on 13th March.

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2016 Industry Awards Recipients

The Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA) 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.

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RNA 2016 Industry Awards

RNA 2016 Industry Awards Press Release

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2016 Industry Awards Shortlist

The Romantic Novelists’ Association has announced the shortlist for its second annual Industry Awards.

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The Romantic Novelists’ Association announces two new industry awards

Following the success in 2015 of the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s (RNA) first Industry Awards, the RNA is delighted to announce the addition of two new, very significant categories.

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2016 Joan Hessayon Award winner

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

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Romance in the Court

Independent bookseller Goldsboro Books is delighted to confirm Katie Fforde and Veronica Henry among the participants in the first Romance in the Court, to be held on 26th May in historic Cecil Court, near London’s Trafalgar Square.

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Joan Hessayon Awards 2016 Shortlist Press Release

Shortlist announced for national award recognising new writers.

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Joan Hessayon Award 2016 Shortlist Press Release

Images of authors and books vying for the 2016 Joan Hessayon Award

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2016 Goldsboro Books Romantic Novel of the Year Winner - Iona Grey

2016 Goldsboro Books Romantic Novel of the Year Winner - Iona Grey with Fern Britton and David Headley or Goldsboro Books.

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2016 RoNA Awards announced

Guest Fern Britton with the 2016 RoNA Award winners and Outstanding Achievement Award recipients.

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2016 Romantic Novel of the Year Awards Winners Annouced

Iona Grey’s Letters to the Lost wins The Goldsboro Books Romantic Novel of the Year 2016

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RoNA Awards 2016 - the shortlists.

The RNA announces shortlists for The RoNAs (Romantic Novel Awards) 2016 including The Goldsboro Books Romantic Novel of the Year

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2016 RoNA Awards shortlists.

Images of Authors and Books shortlisted for the 2016 RoNA Awards- Contemporary and Epic Categories

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2016 RoNA Awards shortlists.

Images of Authors and Books shortlisted for the 2016 RoNA Awards - Historical and Romantic Comedy Categories

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2016 RoNA Awards shortlists.

Images of Authors and Books shortlisted for the 2016 RoNA Awards - RoNA Rose and Young Adult Category

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RNA Award Sponsorship Announced

Goldsboro Books to sponsor 2016 Romantic Novel of the Year Award

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2015 Industry Awards.

Press Release announcing winners of the RNA's 2015 Industry Awards.

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Brigid Coady wins 2015 Joan Hessayon Award

Joan Hessayon Award winner Brigid Coady triumphs with debut novel No One Wants to be Miss Haversham

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2015 Joan Hessayon Award shortlist announced

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

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RoNA Awards - Outstanding Achievement Awards to Jill Mansell and Carole Matthews

Outstanding Achievement Awards to Jill Mansell and Carole Matthews

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Young Adult Novel is 2015 Romantic Novel of the Year

Press release : Joss Stirling’s Struck is first Young Adult novel to win The Romantic Novel of the Year Award. Trophy and £5,000 prize presented by Barbara Taylor Bradford.

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The 2015 RoNA Awards Shortlists - press release.

The 2015 RoNA Awards Shortlists Announced - press release.

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The 2015 Epic Romantic Novel Award Shortlist Images

Images of books and authors shortlisted for The 2015 Epic Romantic Novel Award

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The 2015 RoNA Contemporary Novel Award Shortlist Images

Images of books and authors shortlisted for the 2015 RoNA Contemporary Novel Award

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The 2015 RoNA Historical Romantic Novel Award Shortlist Images

Images of books and authors shortlisted for the 2015 RoNA Historical Romantic Novel Award

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The 2015 RoNA Romantic Comedy Novel Award Shortlist Images

Images of books and authors shortlisted for the 2015 RoNA Romantic Comedy Novel Award

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The 2015 RoNA Rose Award Shortlist Images

Images of books and authors shortlisted for the 2015 RoNA Rose Award

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The 2015 RoNA Young Adult Romantic Novel Shortlist Images

Images of books and authors shortlisted for the 2015 RoNA Young Adult Romantic Novel

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Jo Thomas wins 2014 Joan Hessayon Award

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2014 Joan Hessayon Award

Winner of the 2014 Joan Hessayon Award for New Writers.

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2014 Joan Hessayon Award Shortlist and Author Images

Authors and books shortlisted for the 2014 Joan Hessayon New Writers Award - Press release and images. Authors grouped alphabetically.

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Images of books and Authors shortlisted for the 2014 Joan Hessayon Award

Zip files with author and book images... grouped alphabetically by authors last name.

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RONA Awards 2014

The winners : Christina Courtenay, Imogen Howson, Milly Johnson, Darcey Bussell, Helen Fielding, Veronica Henry, Kate Hardy, Jennifer McVeigh

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RONA Awards 2014

Darcey Bussell presents Outstanding Achievement Award to Helen Fielding

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RONA Awards 2014 - RoNA Rose Category

Kate Hardy wins RoNA Rose Category - Romantic Novelists' Association Awards 2014

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RONA Awards 2014 - Romantic Novel of the Year Award

Veronica Henry wins Romantic Novel of the Year Award - Romantic Novelists' Association Awards 2014

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RONA Awards 2014 - Epic Romantic Novel Category

Jennifer McVeigh wins Epic Romantic Novel Category - Romantic Novelists' Association Awards 2014

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RONA Awards 2014 - Historical Romantic Novel Category

Christina Courtenay wins Historical Romantic Novel Category - Romantic Novelists' Association Awards 2014

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RONA Awards 2014 - Romantic Comedy Category

Milly Johnson wins Romantic Comedy Romantic Novel Category - Romantic Novelists' Association Awards 2014

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RONA Awards 2014 - Young Adult Category

Imogen Howson wins Young Adult Romantic Novel Category - Romantic Novelists' Association Awards 2014

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2014 RONA Awards shortlist announced.

Romantic Novelists' Association announces RONA Category Shortlist. Darcey Bussell CBE to present Awards on 17th March

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2013 Romantic Novel of the Year awarded to Jenny Colgan

Jenny Colgan has been awarded Romantic Novel of the Year for 'Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweet Shop of Dreams'.

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Lindsey Davis presents RNA Award

Lindsey Davis is special guest at the presentation of the Romantic Novel of the Year and Joan Hessayon Awards

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Judy Finnigan and Richard Madeley with RoNA Awards winners

Judy Finnigan and Richard Madeley with winner of the RoNA category awards presented on February 26th 2013

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RoNA Category Award Winners 2013

Romantic Novelists' Association announce RoNA Category Award Winners 2013

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Launch of RNA memoir, Fabulous at Fifty

Fabulous at Fifty, a memoir of the first half century of the Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA), will be launched at the RAF Club in London on Thursday. The book is published by the RNA at £9.99 and is available from http://www.romanticnovelistsassociation.org

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Best Love Story of the last 50 years - our poll winner

Results of the recent competition run by the Woman's Weekly and the RNA.

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Prolific romantic authors

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Book buying habits

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About romantic novels of the past

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From the RNA archive

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What readers of romance like

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About the Romantic Novelists’ Association

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Katie Fforde, RNA President

A high resolution image of Romantic Novelists' Association President Katie Fforde.

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About Romantic fiction

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