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Ben Fergusson, winner of The Betty Trask Prize 2015

The Betty Trask Prize and Awards

Betty Trask left a bequest to the Society of Authors in 1983 to fund prizes for first novels written by authors under the age of 35 in a traditional or romantic, but not experimental, style.


Entry to the 2016 prize is now open.


Important Information:

  • The prize money must be used for foreign travel
  • The prize is open to published and unpublished novels.

Further Reading

View Past Winners

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(Photo credit 2015 Authors' Awards: Adrian Pope)



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