International Presence and Perspectives

Martin Reed

Martin Reed

Martin leads the SoA's Communications team. He oversees our strategic communications and campaign-based activities, including PR, social media, events and partnerships.

16 May 2016

This month our Chief Executive, Nicola Solomon, will be visiting the US to take part in a panel reflecting on the state of book publishing around the world.

The State of the Book Business in the U.S. and Abroad: A Trans-Atlantic View’ is organised by the Authors Guild of America. The panel will be moderated by Mary Rasenberger of the Guild and will feature Nicola alongside Siobhan O’Connor, Associate Director of the Writers’ Union of Canada, and author and journalist Robert Levine. Nicola welcomes the chance to debate ideas and perspectives:

Authors operate in a global market and it is vital that we are aware of the challenges and opportunities this presents. Just as the SoA is stronger for every individual member, working with sister organisations means our international voice is amplified and we can work together and learn from one another to promote the interests of authors everywhere.

Nicola will also be using the trip to meet with sister organisations, lawyers and agents.

In June, Nicola will also be visiting Canada where she will be speaking at the Canadian Writers Summit 2016 and the Book Summit.

Again she will also be meeting sister organisations, lawyers and agents.

24 May 2023

Celebrating the gamut of prose, poetry and children’s literature, across 11 awards, including the inaugural ADCI (Authors with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses) Literary Prize shortlist

11 May 2023

Celebrated crime writer announced as keynote speaker for annual Society of Authors’ Awards ceremony on 29 June

10 May 2023

Following a vote by authors in Wales, we welcome Cath Barton and Aaron Kent to the SoAiW steering committee. We thank outgoing committee member Alison Layland for all her hard work