The 2020 Society of Authors Awards – Winner’s Announcement

Save the date for the 2020 Society of Authors’ Awards as we celebrate this year’s winners with a series of short online videos, in lieu of a real-life event.

We’ll also be joined by author and Waterstones Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell on the same day for a virtual Afternoon Tea to share in the excitement. Book here

The wide-ranging shortlists for the 2020 Society of Authors’ Awards encompasses 29 writers and illustrators who seek to share £100,000 prize fund. Check out all the shortlists here – including TV news presenter and Royal Television Society Award winner George Alagiah OBE; Twitter’s unofficial Poet Laureate, Brian Bilston; Taffy Brodesser-Akner, New York Times Magazine staff writer and international bestseller, illustrator Nick Maland, winner of the Book Trust Early Years Award, and many more.

Buy this year’s shortlisted books via Blackwell’s to help donate towards our Contingency Fundclick here


Programme and timings

10.00 – Main announcement

11.00 – Somerset Maugham Awards

12.00 – The ALCS Tom-Gallon Trust Award

13.00 – Travelling Scholarships

14.00 – Paul Torday Memorial Prize

15.00 – The Queen’s Knickers Award

16.00 – Afternoon Tea with Cressida Cowell

17.00 – The McKitterick Prize

18.00 – The Cholmondeley Awards

19.00 – The Eric Gregory Awards

20.00 – Betty Trask Prize and Betty Trask Awards

Tickets: Free from