Welcome to the Authors’ Club
Founded in 1891 to provide a place where writers could meet and talk, the Authors’ Club is one of Britain’s oldest literary institutions, and at the same time one of its most modern, inclusive and welcoming. Within the magnificent premises of the National Liberal Club in Whitehall, we provide a home from home for writers, editors, agents and all those professionally engaged with literature and the publishing industry.
The Club is a space where members can gather for informal drinks, dinner, and to socialise, work or study. Our monthly lunches provide a unique opportunity to hear acclaimed authors discuss their latest work within an intimate gathering – recent guest speakers have included Tom Holland, Alex von Tunzelmann, Peter Frankopan, David Owen, Sue Hubbard and Julian Sayarer. A lively programme of evening events includes readings, panel discussions, and our popular Valentine’s and Hallowe’en nights.
The Club also supports the best in contemporary writing though its literary prizes: the Best First Novel Award; the Stanford Dolman Award for travel writing; the Jhalak Prize for BAME writing in the UK; and most recently the newly instituted Richard Schlagman Art Book Awards in association with the Whitechapel Gallery, which have their roots in the Club’s historic Banister Fletcher Art and Architecture Book Award.
For further information, please contact the Authors’ Club on email@example.com