Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance – 2012 Nominations
The 2012 nominations for the Melissa Nathan has been recently announced and I am delighted to see that two of my favourite books of last year are on the list.
The Melissa Nathan was set up in 2006, in memory of bestselling author Melissa Nathan, who passed away at the age of 37 due to breast cancer. Two of her books “The Nanny” and “The Waitress” were in the Top Ten bestsellers and two books that I enjoyed immensely.
To mark her untimely death, her husband Andrew Saffron set up the award honouring the criteria that Melissa drew up herself, shortly before her death. She wanted to encourage and reward writers who can combine in a novel, the magical life enhancing elements of humour and love.
Now in its 6th year, previous winners of the award have included bestselling authors Marian Keyes and Lisa Jewell and this years candidates are wonderful selection of love, life and humour.
The 2012 nominations are
“An Autumn Crush by Milly Johnson, (Simon and Schuster)
â€¨”Girl On The Run” by Jane Costello,(Simon and Schuster)â€¨
“Meet Me At The Cupcake Cafe” by Jenny Colgan, (Little Brown)
“â€¨Summer Loving” by Allie Spencer, (Arrow/Random)
“You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me” by Sarra Manning, (Transworld)â€¨
“Please Don’t Stop The Music”, by Jane Lovering, (Choc Lit)
For more information about the award, check out the Melissa Nathan website
Good luck to all the nominees!