Romance Writers of America is proud to announce the recipients of the 2016 RWA Awards.
- 2016 RWA Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award: Robyn Carr
- 2016 RWA Emma Merritt Award: Nikki Enlow
- 2016 RWA Service Awards: Silver James, Cindy Kirk, Mellanie Szereto, and Lori Wilde
- 2016 RWA Vivian Stephens Industry Award: Carrie Feron, HarperCollins
- 2016 RWA Cathie Linz Librarian of the Year: Robin Bradford, Timberland Regional Library (WA)
- 2016 RWA Steffie Walker Bookseller of the Year: Anna Brown, Katy Budget Books (TX)
- 2016 RWA Veritas Award: Kelly Faircloth, “How Harlequin Became the Most Famous Name in Romance,” http://pictorial.jezebel.com/how-harlequin-became-the-most-famous-name-in-romance-1692048963
- Two RWA Academic Research Grants were funded: (1) Kelly Choyke’s project, “The Power of Popular Romance Culture: An Ethnography of Feminism, the Romance Genre, and Womanhood in North America,” and (2) Joanna Gregson and Jennifer Lois’s project, “Shifting Identities and Reimagined Careers: Romance Authors and the Self-Publishing Revolution.”
The RWA award recipients will be recognized at the 2016 RWA Conference in San Diego this summer. Congratulations!