RWA awards 2019 winners announced
The winners of the 2019 Romance Writers of Australia (RWA) Romantic Book of the Year awards, known as the Ruby Awards, were announced on 10 August at the RWA conference in Melbourne.
The winners included:
- On the Right Track (Penelope Janu, Mira)
- The Devilish Duke (Maddison Michaels, Amara)
- Tangled Vines (Megan Mayfair, Crooked Cat Books)
- Cursed (Keri Arthur, KA Publishing)
- Undercover Fighter (Aislinn Kearns, self-published).
The Valerie Parv Award for an unpublished romance novel went to Nette Neville for ‘Meeting in the Middle’, the Lynn Wilding Meritorious award for service to RWA went to Danielle Line, and an honorary life membership was awarded to Amy Andrews.
The Roma in Media Award (ROMA), which recognises professional, positive media coverage of the romance industry, was presented to Lauren Sams for ‘The New Romantics’ (Elle magazine)
Also on the night, Angie Martin was announced as the inaugural recipient of Harlequin’s First Nations Fellowship for her entry ‘Melaleuca’.
RWA also announced that next year’s conference will run from 14–16 August at Esplanade Hotel by Rydges in Fremantle, WA.
For more information about the awards, see the RWA website.