The Society of Authors is a non-profit making organisation, founded in 1884, “to protect the rights and further the interests of authors”
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Prizes, grants and awards

Betty Trask 2007 prize winner

The Society of Authors administers numerous prizes, funds and grants.


Prizes
administered by the Society for fiction, non-fiction and poetry are worth over £100,000 in prize money each year. Find out more | most recent winners

Awards totalling over £70,000 to help writers with research costs or to ‘buy time’ to write are awarded each year. Find out more

Charitable Trusts provide temporary financial relief for professional authors or their dependents in sudden financial difficulties. Find out more

Prizes for published translations are awarded annually. Find out more | most recent winners

Prizes for medical books are worth over £8,000 in prize money each year. Find out more | most recent winners

Prizes for radio drama broadcast: The Imison Award and The Tinniswood Award | most recent winners