'A subscription to the Society is the greatest investment a writer can make.'  Philip Pullman

The SoA is the UK trade union for 11,000 writers, illustrators and literary translators, at all stages of their careers. We've been advising individuals and speaking out for the profession since 1884. Find out more

News and comments

Highlights

Reading for Pleasure Award

Reading for Pleasure Award

Enjoyed a school visit in the last year – in person or virtual? Nominate for an award by 15 August.

Events

Social

Where we stand on...

An author's name is their brand.

Credit

An author's name is their brand.