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21 June 2017
Authors’ Awards Eligibility Changes Approved
SoA now free to extend criteria for entry.
21 June 2017
Announcing the TA First Translation Prize
The Society of Authors’ Translators Association (TA) announces a new prize for debut literary translation, funded by translator Daniel Hahn, with backing from The British Council.
20 June 2017
SoA awards £94,000 in prizes for fiction, poetry, travel and historical biography
The Society of Authors has distributed £94,000 in prizes to authors at its annual Authors’ Awards ceremony on 20 June 2017.
15 June 2017
Speak Out: literary community unites for writers at risk
The Society of Authors and the Publishers Association join forces with English PEN to campaign for imprisoned writers across the globe.
09 June 2017
SoA comment on the general election outcome
What we know, what we don't - our initial response to the election result.
07 June 2017
We were deeply saddened to hear of the death, earlier this week, of writer, poet and children's author Helen Dunmore.
07 June 2017
Naomi Alderman wins 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction
The Power by Naomi Alderman has been named as the winner of the £30,000 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction at an awards ceremony at Royal Festival Hall this evening.
06 June 2017
How do the major parties' manifesto pledges weigh up against SoA campaign asks?
With the election just days away we measured the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat manifesto pledges against our campaign asks.
02 June 2017
Europe grants right to reduce VAT on ebooks
EU member states can now reduce the rate to zero, in line with print.