The Authors’ Club supports the best in contemporary writing though its four annual literary awards:
- The Art Book Prize, in association with the Whitechapel Gallery, for the best book on art or architecture published in English, anywhere in the world, in the previous year.
- The Best First Novel Award, for the most promising debut novel first published in Britain during the previous year.
- The Jhalak Prize, in association with Media Diversified, for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic writing across all genres in the UK.
- The Stanford Dolman Award, in partnership with Stanfords, for the most outstanding work of literary travel writing of the past year.
Each award is marked by a convivial reception to which all club members are invited.