The combined value of the 2019 Society of Authors’ Awards is set to reach six figures for the first time. Presented by a panel of celebrated judges, including Kate Mosse, Gary Younge, Mark Lawson, Anita Sethi, Susan Hill, Tahmima Anam, Pascale Petit, Inua Ellams and Jen Campbell, the combined value of this year’s nine Awards will be the highest yet, as we hand out more than £100K to novelists, poets and non-fiction writers in June.
The Society of Authors’ Awards, an annual celebration that has rewarded the early works of some of today’s most prominent literary figures such as Zadie Smith, Seamus Heaney, Helen Dunmore, Hari Kunzru, Carol Ann Duffy and Mark Haddon and honoured the careers of established figures including Dylan Thomas, Fay Weldon, William Golding and Margaret Drabble, will see the UK’s biggest literary fund awarded to more than 20 established and emerging writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
The 2019 Awards will take place at Southwark Cathedral on the evening of Monday 17th June, sponsored by the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Agency (ALCS), playing host to 500 guests from across publishing and SoA membership.
In a unique evening nine key awards will be announced, each judged by celebrated authors, writers and poets, many of them former winners themselves.
Shortlists for the 2019 Awards will be announced on Wednesday 15th May 2019.