Awards: RoNA Winners; Lambda Literary Finalists

Dani Atkins won the Romantic Novelists' Association's £5,000 (about $6,950) Goldsboro Books Romantic Novel of the Year award for This Love, which the judges praised as "vibrant and captivating." This year's RoNA category winners are:

Contemporary romantic: Together by Julie Cohen
Epic: This Love by Dani Atkins
Historical: The Designer by Marius Gabriel
Paranormal or speculative: The Other Us by Fiona Harper
Romantic comedy: The Summer Seaside Kitchen by Jenny Colgan
RoNA Rose: Christmas at the Little Village School by Jane Lovering
YA: Ten Birthdays by Kerry Wilkinson


Finalists for the 30th annual Lambda Literary Awards, which "identify and celebrate the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books of the year and affirm that LGBTQ stories are part of the literature of the world," have been chosen in 23 categories. Winners will be announced June 4 at the Lambda Literary Awards ceremony in New York City.

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