Who we are

The Authors’ Club
Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2HE

Founded by the novelist and critic Walter Besant in 1891 as a place where writers could meet and talk, the Authors’ Club also welcomes publishers, editors, agents, journalists, academics and anyone professionally involved with literature. Early members included Oscar Wilde, George Meredith, Thomas Hardy, Arthur Conan Doyle, JM Barrie, Jerome K Jerome, Ford Madox Ford, HG Wells, Compton Mackenzie, Thornton Wilder and Graham Greene, while guest speakers included Emile Zola, Mark Twain, Rudyard Kipling, Winston Churchill, Bram Stoker, TS Eliot and Clement Attlee.


Executive Committee

John Walsh President

Sunny Singh Chairperson 

Michael Lindsay Honorary Treasurer

Dinah Wiener Honorary Secretary

Victoria Carew Hunt

Margaret Barnard

Suzi Feay

Lucy Popescu

Chris Schüler

Contact: info@authorsclub.co.uk