2022 Prize Judges announced

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 the collected works of British writer Paul Torday, who only published his first novel Salmon Fishing in the Yemen at the age of 60. Total prize fund: £1,000. 

The 2022 Society of Authors’ Awards will return to Southwark Cathedral on 1 June 2022 for the first in-venue ceremony since 2019. The event will be hybrid, with the ceremony also being livestreamed, and BSL interpreted.