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26 May 2015

The High Court has today granted The Publishers Association’s application (under Section 97A of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988) for a blocking order against several UK Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

22 May 2015

The Society of Authors is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2015 Betty Trask Prize.

This year’s shortlist offers a diverse range of first novels, transporting us from the heated environment of a professional kitchen to the desolation of post-war Berlin and exploring the opposing conditions of old age and youth.

21 May 2015

On 20 May the Supreme Court overturned an injunction preventing the publication of a memoir by classical pianist James Rhodes. The SoA welcomes this as a victory for freedom of expression and a very clear statement by the courts‎ that people have the right to tell their own story in their own words, even if others may be distressed (or even psychologically injured) by reading it.

15 May 2015

The SoA urges all authors to respond to a short survey about remuneration across EU Member States. This survey will have a direct effect on EU proposals for reform.

15 May 2015

It is now just over a week ago that the UK went to the polls and the new cabinet has now been confirmed. Although the government has changed, the SoA’s mission remains the same: to work tirelessly to represent the interests of authors, readers and the creative industries.

10 May 2015

The Sunday Times/Peters Fraser & Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award 2015: ENTRIES NOW OPEN


We are delighted to announce the return of The Sunday Times/Peters Fraser & Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award.

We are delighted to announce that the 2015 Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography will be awarded to Ben Macintyre for A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal (Bloomsbury).

6 May 2015

A number of SoA staff volunteered on World Book Night, along with Sarah Wise and Alison Baverstock, to hand out books and share stories at a London homeless shelter. Sarah's account of the evening follows:

Homelessness can happen to anyone – a fact I’ve always known but which was once again forcefully underlined by our trip to Shelter From the Storm on World Book Night



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