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.

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.