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.
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