Paul Torday Memorial Prize: Celebrating debut novelists over 60


November 4, 2019, 17:30 at Society of Authors

Join us as we celebrate the winner of the 2019 Paul Torday Memorial Prize for Debut Novelists over 60 – in conversation with Piers Torday, author and founder of the prize; Anne Youngson, author and this year’s prize winner for her novel Meet Me at the Museum; and Anita Sethi, journalist, writer, and one of our 2019 judges.

Paul Torday published his first novel Salmon Fishing in the Yemen aged 60 and his family generously set up this prize to celebrate first novels by authors aged 60 or over. The prize was awarded for the first time in 2019 and received over 60 submissions.

Our panellists will be discussing the prize itself and writing as a ‘wonderful second career for those with a life of well-lived experience to call upon’.

Tickets and booking

SoA members: £5
Guests: £10