RNA Pure Passion Awards / Watch the video / Vote online now

The Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA), chaired by Katie Fforde, is pleased to announce the creation of The RNA’s Pure Passion Awards, in celebration of the Golden Anniversary of the founding of the Association. The 50th Anniversary celebration and presentation of awards will take place in London on Tuesday 16th March 2010.

Watch the video below

Each year, the very finest romantic fiction has been recognised by the long-standing and hotly-contested Romantic Novel of the Year and Love Story of the Year awards. The RNA is proud to offer more chances to salute the best writers and best stories through a number of new awards and a major national promotion in retail outlets and in libraries.

The initiative has the support of leading publishers and highstreet retailers and will see posters and stickered books in shops and supermarkets and coverage in the press, reinforcing the RNA Pure Passion Awards as a major industry event.

RNA Chair Katie Fforde says, ‘In our 50th year we are celebrating with more awards and more opportunities which provide a wonderful opportunity for readers to be introduced to writers they may not yet have heard of.
We are proud to showcase contemporary women’s fiction, chic lit, sagas, and historical fiction.  Some are written by newcomers and some by more established authors.   What links them all is that they have been selected by discerning readers to be loved by everyone.’

The 50th Anniversary celebration will include the presentation of the much-loved Romantic Novel of the Year and Love Story of the Year awards. The new awards introduced this year are The Publishers’ Choice Award, The Rom Com Award, and the Romantic Film of the Year. The RNA is pleased to include The Harry Bowling Prize for New Writing as part of its celebration. Two RNA Lifetime Achievement Awards will also be presented at the Anniversary event.

Watch the video of the shortlisted authors below

Download the below press release for details of those shortlisted for The RNA’s Pure Passion Awards, and enter the public vote for The People’s Choice Award and RNA Romantic Film of the Year at www.lovereading.co.uk/purepassion.

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