Read all about the winners of our annual awards and prizes.
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The Society’s annual awards and prizes were presented on Thursday 13 June by the poet and playwright Carol Ann Duffy CBE, FRSL at the Army and Navy Club in London. Our Chair Anne Sebba introduced the reception where £70,000 was awarded to twenty-four writers. Read all about the winners here.
Anne Sebba, Patrick Barwise and David Kynaston will retire from the Management Committee later this year. Anthony Horowitz retired earlier in the year. The authors remaining will be Alison Baverstock, Andrew Crofts, Gregor Dallas, Juliet Gardiner, Philip Gross, Daniel Hahn and James Runcie.
There are seven candidates for the four vacancies on the Committee. You can read each candidate's personal statement here. Ballot papers have been sent with the Summer Author for UK members and separately for non-UK members. Ballot papers should be returned to the Electoral Reform Society, in the envelope provided, by 20 July.
The Society is a membership organisation which has over 9,000 members writing in all areas of the profession. Whatever your specialisation, you are eligible to join as soon as you have been offered a contract from a publisher, broadcaster or agent.
The Society administers a wide range of grants and prizes such as the Authors’ Foundation, one of the few bodies making grants to help with works in progress for established writers. We are also privileged to act as literary representative of the estates of a number of distinguished writers including Bernard Shaw, Virginia Woolf, Philip Larkin, E. M. Forster, Rosamond Lehmann, Walter de la Mare, John Masefield and Compton Mackenzie. Read more...
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