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‘Struck’ first YA novel to win UK Romantic Novel of the Year

In the UK, Struck by Joss Stirling (Oxford University Press) has become the first YA novel to be awarded Romantic Novel of the Year by the Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA), reports the Bookseller. Stirling was presented with the £5000 (A$9676) prize at a ceremony in London on 16 March. Struck, which is set at an exclusive British boarding school and follows an investigation into the school’s affairs by US student Raven Stone and the ‘enigmatic’ Kieran Storm, also won the award for Young Adult Romantic Novel of the Year. RNA chair Pia Fenton said: ‘I’m absolutely thrilled that a Young Adult book has won the overall award of Romantic Novel of the Year. It’s such an exciting sub-genre which has been embraced by both teenage and adult readers during the last few years.’



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