Past Recipients of the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award

2017: Beverly Jenkins
2016: Robyn Carr
2015: Carole Mortimer
2014: Bertrice Small
2013: Mary Jo Putney
2012: Brenda Jackson
2011: Sharon Sala
2010: Debbie Macomber
2009: Alison Hart
2008: Vicki Lewis Thompson
2007: Linda Lael Miller
2006: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
2005: Linda Howard
2004: no award given
2003: Heather Graham
2002: Maggie Osborne
2001: Robin Lee Hatcher
2000: Rita Clay Estrada
1999: Rosalyn Alsobrook
1998: Sandra Brown
1997: Nora Roberts
1996: Anne Stuart
1995: Jayne Ann Krentz
1994: Ann Maxwell, aka Elizabeth Lowell
1992: Mary Stewart
1991: Barbara Mertz
1990: Phyllis A. Whitney
1989: Eleanor Burford Hibbert
1988: Kathleen Woodiwiss
1987: Patricia Maxwell, aka Jennifer Blake
1986: Roberta Gellis
1985: Virginia Myers
1984: Ethel Bangert (Virginia Mann)
1983: Virginia Nielsen McCall

 

Historical Note: from 1983 through 1989 the award was called the Golden Treasure. In 1990, it was changed to the Lifetime Achievement Award.