“Judging the Paul Torday Award was like embarking on an exploration of the world”
Delighted to announce the prizes for the Paul Torday Memorial Prize 2022, presented in conjunction with the Society of Authors. They are Mavis Cheek, Denise Mina and Donald S. Murray (our 2020 winner.) The Paul Torday Memorial Prize is awarded to a first novel by a writer over 60. The prize includes a set of… Read more »
The 2022 Prize is now open for submissions. Deadline for entries: Monday 30 November 2021
Kathy O’Shaughnessy has been awarded the 2021 Paul Torday Memorial Prize for In Love With George Eliot.
The Society of Authors announces today the shortlist for the third Paul Torday Memorial Prize, including 76 year old debut novelist Elfan Jones. Now in its third year, the Paul Torday Memorial Prize will be awarded to a first novel by a writer over 60. The prize includes a set of the collected works of… Read more »
Deadline 30th November 2020, 5pm
Sarah Waters, Paul Torday Memorial Prize judge, says: ‘Just a few pages into As the Women Lay Dreaming, I knew I had found our winner.
The Society of Authors today announced the shortlist for the 2020 Paul Torday Memorial Prize.
“I loved this engrossing story of friendship and family” – Anita Sethi, Paul Torday Prize Judge 2019
“Writing is a job with no mandatory starting date”