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Romance Awards.

Several African Americans were honored at the Romance Writers of America (RWA) 26th Annual National Conference held July 26-29 in Atlanta.

The Borders Group Award for Best-Selling Multicultural Romance went to An All Night Man, anthology with novellas by Brenda Jackson, Joylynn Jossel, Kayla Perrin and Tamara Sneed (St. Martin's Griffin, January 2005).

Former RWA president Shirley Hailstock received the 2006 Emma Merritt Award for an accumulated body of volunteer contributions to the organization, including resolving a longstanding dispute over pseudonym ownership in favor of authors.

A service award was renamed for Vivian Stephens, an African American editor who founded Romance Writers of America. (See BIBR, January/February 2006). Avon Books' Executive Editor Lucia Macro received the award, which will go to "those professionals in the romance publishing industry, other than writers, who have contributed to the genre or to RWA in a significant and/or continuing manner."
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Title Annotation:African Americans honored
Author:Osborne, Gwendolyn
Publication:Black Issues Book Review
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 1, 2006
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