Shortlists for several Society of Authors (SoA) fiction awards have been announced, including titles and authors of genre interest.
Betty Trask Prize and Awards
- The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock, Imogen Hermes Gower (Harvill Secker)
- Sweet Fruit, Sour Land, Rebecca Ley (Sandstone)
- The Water Cure, Sophie Mackintosh (Hamish Hamilton)
The Betty Trask Prize and Awards gives £26,250 “for a first novel by a writer under 35” and is judged this year by Ben Brooks, Elanor Dymott, and Vaseem Khan.
ALCS Tom-Gallon Trust Award
- “Tiny and Pointed”, Claire Fuller
- “The Kids”, Bruce Meyer
The Tom-Gallon award gives £1,575 “for a short story by a writer who has had at least one short story accepted for publication” and is judged this year by Stuart Evers and Irenosen Okojie.
Paul Torday Memorial Prize
- Sealskin, Su Bristow (Orenda)
The Paul Torday prize gives “£1,000 plus a set of the collected works of British writer Paul Torday” to a debut novel by an author over the age of 60. Judges this year are Mark Lawson, Kate Mosse, and Anita Sethi.
Winners will be honored on June 17, 2019 during the Society of Authors’ Awards and Summer Party at Southwark Cathedral in London, UK. For more information, see the Society of Authors website.
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