A Life Well Lived: In Conversation with Anne Youngson

Location: SoA offices
Address: 24 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4EH
Event time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Join us in conversation with Piers Torday, Anne Youngson and Anita Sethi as we discuss the Paul Torday Memorial Prize.

Event details

Anne Youngson worked for many years in the car industry before taking the leap into starting a second career: at age 70, Youngson published her debut novel, Meet Me at the Museum, becoming the inaugural winner of the Paul Torday Memorial Prize and succeeding her own expectations.

In this special in-conversation event, Anne Youngson will discuss her award-winning novel, embarking on a second career later in life, and why writing really is for everyone – no matter where you are in life – alongside panellists Piers Torday, author and Paul Torday Memorial Prize founder, and Anita Sethi, journalist, writer, and one of our 2019 judges.

Paul Torday published his first novel Salmon Fishing in the Yemen aged 60 and his family generously set up this prize to celebrate first novels by authors aged 60 or over. The prize was awarded for the first time in 2019 and received over 60 submissions.

Can't make it? Join our coffee morning on 22 October to discuss all of the the SoA's prizes and awards.

Tickets and booking

SoA members: £5
Guests: £10

For the programme and to book, click here.

For further information on our prizes, email the team at prizes@societyofauthors.org.

Image © Tom Pilston | Anne Youngson, winner of the 2019 Paul Torday Memorial Prize