2020 – the year we did not ask for

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.
A bitter-sweet short walk through 2020 - with Philip Pullman, Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, Inua Ellams, Daljit Nagra, Tracy Chevalier, Dapo Adeola, Hannah Berry and more.

Thank you…

To all the individuals and organisations who have helped us make a difference in 2020

  • Members of the SoA Management Committee, Council and charity trustees
  • Committee members and local group organisers
  • Founding members of the Authors with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses Network and the Comics Creators Network
  • Our many contributors, presenters, prize judges and grant assessors
  • Our partner organisations – ALCS, RLF, RSL, English PEN, the Booksellers Association, the Publishers Association, Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, and many others
  • The journalists and media outlets who have helped us tell our story
  • All the individuals and organisations who have donated so generously to the Authors’ Contingency Fund
  • Our 11,455 members for continuing to support us and challenge us to be better
  • And to the SoA staff team who have transformed what we do and how we do it this year.

Music by
Christian Raab

Written & directed by
Martin Reed

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