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Your Top Membership FAQs Answered

One of the SoA’s core functions is to advise authors. In the final week of the SoA @ Home Festival we brought our Contracts and Membership teams together for a whistle-stop tour of the top queries currently crossing our desks. From protecting your work and clearing permissions to understanding contracts and how to negotiate them,…

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Where are we now and what’s next for literature

In the final week of the SoA @ Home Festival we were joined by SoA Chair Joanne Harris, Director of the Royal Society of Literature Molly Rosenberg, and editor of The Author James McConnachie, to look back over the last 12 weeks and discuss the changes to authors’ lives and the literature sector during lockdown….

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How to make great audio drama

Why write audio or podcast drama? How do you sell ideas to radio? In-conversation event with Scriptwriters Group chair David Morley alongside award-winning scriptwriter Rhiannon Tise and winners of this year’s Tinniswood and Imison Awards, Ian Martin (The Thick of It) and Vicky Foster. Broadcast live by the Society of Authors in Week 12 of…

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Translators in conversation

Broadcast live by the Society of Authors in Week 11 of the SoA @ Home Festival on 29 June 2020. Presented by Anna Ganley. At a time when travel is restricted and our horizons seem limited, we need translators more than ever to help us navigate the world. Award-winning translators Daniel Hahn, Katy Derbyshire and…

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Afternoon tea with… Inua Ellams

In Week 11 of the SoA @ Home Festival, author, playwright, poet and 2020 SoA Awards judge Inua Ellams shared a mini tour of his creative workspace, insights into what he’s currently working on, and how he has adapted to working in lockdown. Broadcast live by the Society of Authors on 2 July 2020. Presented…

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Theatre in Crisis – where do we go from here?

Excerpt from a panel discussion in which the SoA’s Theo Jones discussed the impact of the pandemic on theatre, with children’s author and playwright Piers Torday, and Unicorn Theatre’s artistic director Justin Audibert.

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Afternoon Tea with… Barney Norris

In Week 10 of the SoA @ Home Festival, writer, playwright and 2020 SoA Awards judge Barney Norris shared a mini tour of his creative workspace, insights into what he’s currently working on, and how he has adapted to working in lockdown. Broadcast live by the Society of Authors on 25 June 2020 as part…

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Guiding your finances through COVID-19 and beyond with HW Fisher

Webinar presented by the HW Fisher team, answering questions on navigating freelance finances through the health crisis and beyond. Andrew Subramaniam, head of HW Fisher’s authors and journalists’ team, led the Q&A to look at issues around guidance issued from the Government throughout the pandemic, finding out what applies to authors and how freelance workers…

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The 2020 McKitterick Prize – Celebrating debut novelists over 40

Last year, Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott won the McKitterick Prize for her debut novel, Swan Song. Join her in conversation with some of our 2020 McKitterick Prize shortlistees – Claire Adam (Golden Child); Sara Collins (The Confessions of Frannie Langton) and Regina Porter (The Travelers). Broadcast live by the Society of Authors in Week Ten of the…

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The 2020 Queen’s Knickers Award – children’s illustrators in lockdown

2020 is the inaugural year of the Queen’s Knickers Award, founded by children’s author Nicholas Allan and based on the book of the same name. Find out more about this award for an original children’s illustrated book, to discuss the shortlist and what it’s like being an illustrator in lockdown. Paula Johnson, the SoA’s Head…

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Life lessons learned in seven decades – with Frances Kay

As well as being a business writer, Frances Kay was a full-time carer for her husband and is used to coping with challenging times. In this session, Frances shares the 10 life lessons she has learned over the last seven decades. Frances Kay is a member of our Carers’ Network. Broadcast live by the Society…