Celebrating debut novelists over 60

Join us as we celebrate the winner of the 2019 Paul Torday Memorial Prize for Debut Novelists over 60, in conversation will be Piers Torday, author and founder of the prize; Anne Youngson, author and this year’s winner for her novel Meet Me at the Museum; and Anita Sethi, journalist, writer, and one of our 2019 judges.

Paul Torday published his first novel Salmon Fishing in the Yemen aged 60 and his family generously set up this prize to celebrate first novels by authors aged 60 or over. The prize was awarded for the first time in 2019 and received over 60 submissions.

Our panellists will be discussing the prize itself and writing as a ‘wonderful second career for those with a life of well-lived experience to call upon’.


17.30 – Guests/members arrival

18.00 – Panel discussion and Q&A

19.00 – Drinks and networking


SoA members: £5
Guests: £10

For further information, email the SoA prizes team, on prizes@societyofauthors.org.

Image © Tom Pilston | Anne Youngson, winner of the 2019 Paul Torday Memorial Prize

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