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The Betty Trask Awards

United Kingdom

Award £25,000 (total). 

The Society of AuthorsThe British authors’ organization, with a membership of over 7,000 writers. Membership is open to those who have had a book published, or who have an offer to publish (without subsidy by the author). Offers individual specialist advice and a range of publications to its members. Has also campaigned successfully on behalf of authors in general for improved terms and established a minimum terms agreement with many publishers. Recently campaigned to get the Public Lending Right fund increased from £5 million to £7 million for the year 2002/2003. Regularly uses input from members to produce comparative surveys of publishers’ royalty payment systems., 84 Drayton Gardens, London SW10 9SB

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These annual awards are for authors who are under 35 and Commonwealth citizens, awarded on the strength of a first novel (published or unpublished) of a traditional or romantic nature. The awards must be used for a period or periods of foreign travel. Final entry date: 31 January. Contact the Society of Authors for an entry form. 2002 winners: Hari Kunzru The Impressionist; Rachel Seiffert The Dark Room; Shamin Sarif The World Unseen; Helen Cross My Summer of Love; Chloe Hooper A Child's Book of True Crime; Susanna Jones The Earthquake Bird; Gwendoline Riley Cold Water.


Last updated: 
21 May 2012 - 11:28pm

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