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The Society of Authors’ Awards and Summer Party 2023

29 June @ 18:30 - 21:00 BST

Join us on Thursday 29 June for the 2023 Society of Authors’ Awards and Summer Party as we celebrate this year’s winners, 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 29 June 2023 at an in-venue ceremony at Southwark Cathedral, which will also be livestreamed. Sign up, here if you prefer to join us online.

The ADCI Literary Prize | The ALCS Tom-Gallon Trust Award | The Betty Trask Prize
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
  • 7.05pm – Keynote from Val McDermid
  • 7.20pm – Photocall with all speakers/winners
  • 7.30pm – 9pm – Summer Party in the nave and courtyard



SoA Awards Fundraising Bookshop

Donate to our Contingency Fund for authors by buying any of our shortlisted books from Bookshop.org. A percentage will go to the Authors’ Contingency Fund, providing hardship grants to authors in financial difficulty.


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).



This livestreamed event will have live captions provided by Natalie Bracken and BSL Interpretation provided by Benjamin Gorman.



Book your tickets via the Eventbrite booking form below

Can’t join us in person? The ceremony will be livestreamed. Sign up here.


Sophia A Jackson


Southwark Cathedral
London Bridge, London, SE1 9DA
London, SE1 9DA GB
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