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The Society of Authors’ Awards and Summer Party 2022

1 June @ 18:30 - 21:00 BST

Hybrid Hybrid Event

Join us on Wednesday 1 June 2022 for the 2022 Society of Authors’ Awards and Summer Party as we celebrate this year’s winners in an our first in-venue ceremony since 2019, with support from the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS).

This year’s awards are a showcase of the written word across all genres and formats, celebrating novels, children’s books and short stories, and exploring themes from race and social injustice, to coming of age, loneliness, grief and reconciliation.

The winners will be announced at the 1 June 2022 at an in-venue ceremony at Southwark Cathedral, which will also be livestreamed.

The ALCS Tom-Gallon Trust Award | The Betty Trask Prize and Awards
The Cholmondeley Awards | The Eric Gregory Awards | The McKitterick Prize
The Paul Torday Memorial Prize | The Queen’s Knickers Award
The Somerset Maugham Awards | The Travelling Scholarships
The Gordon Bowker Volcano Prize

Programme – Southwark Cathedral

    • 6.30pm – Drinks reception for all guests
    • 7pm – Welcome from Joanne Harris (livestreamed)
    • 7.05pm – Keynote from Lemn Sissay (livestreamed)
    • 7.20pm – Photocall with all speakers/winners
    • 7.30pm – 9pm Summer Party in the nave and churchyard

SoA Awards Fundraising Bookshop

Buy any of our shortlisted books from Bookshop.org and a percentage will be donated to the Authors’ Contingency Fund, providing hardship grants to authors in financial difficulty.


This year’s Awards ceremony will include the following:

  • Live BSL interpretation
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • A quiet space within the venue
  • The ceremony will be livestreamed with live captioning


We will open bookings week-commencing Monday 9 May. Can’t join us in person? The ceremony will be livestreamed. Details to follow shortly.

Thank you to the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) for supporting the SoA Awards

 The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) is a not-for-profit organisation started by writers for the benefit of all types of writers. Owned by its members, ALCS collects money due for secondary uses of writers’ work. It is designed to support authors and their creativity, ensure they receive fair payment and see their rights are respected. It promotes and teaches the principles of copyright and campaigns for a fair deal. It represents over 100,000 members, and since 1977 has paid around £500 million to writers (alcs.co.uk).

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Financial support for authors in need through the health crisis and beyond

Since March 2020, the Authors’ Contingency Fund has distributed over £1 million in small grants to authors facing financial hardship due to COVID-19.

With at least 57% of authors facing financial losses during the pandemic, we have helped people struggling financially due to contractual, employment and event cancellations, others who have lost income due to illness, and others prevented from working because of caring responsibilities.

As the health crisis continues, applications for grants continue to come in, and our emergency funds are running low.

So, if you are in a position to help, please donate via the link below. If you are an author facing financial hardship, please click here to see if we can help.


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20% off your first year with discount code SOAFESTIVAL20

The Society of Authors is the UK’s biggest trade union for authors – representing more than 11,300 writers, illustrators, translators and other creative practitioners.

Our standard subscription rate is just £26.25 per quarter (£18.50 for students).

As an SoA member, you’ll get:

  • Access to all our SoA @ Home Festival events for free
  • Unlimited one-to-one professional advice
  • Membership of our online and real-world professional networks
  • A range of member-only discounts, including books, insurance and travel
  • And much more.




1 June
18:30 - 21:00 BST
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Sophia A Jackson


Southwark Cathedral
London Bridge
London, SE1 9DA United Kingdom
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