The Authors’ Club supports the best in contemporary writing though its four annual literary awards:
- The Richard Schlagman Art Book Awards, 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.