Our ‘Comedy Women in Print’ Adventure


When Alex met with her good friend, Helen Lederer over a Soho G&T she knew from the off that CWIP was something she had to be involved in! Helen saw a need for a prize that would champion funny female fiction and Alex understood, she knew that a prize for comedy women writers was something she had to support.

With that, The King of Soho became Proud sponsors of the inaugural year for The Comedy Women in Print Awards, published category.

On 10th July at The Conduit Club in London, after months of deliberation from the judges having read all of the amazing book entries, Laura Stevens was announced as the winner of the Published Prize and winner of the £2000 cheque from The King of Soho for her book, The Exact Opposite of Okay. Special commendation went to the Asia Mackay for ‘Killing It’.

What an incredible night, pink gin, live music and laughter, as comedy women writers were finally given the recognition they so greatly deserve.

We tip our red top hat to Helen Lederer, and in her own words “CWIP has ensured a relationship with funny female fiction and gin. Humour on the page can be instant or it can be a slow burn – Gin does this as well. So luckily, I’ve thought of everything.”

Theo Paphitis (Ryman), Kirsty Eyre (Winner of CWIP unpublished Prize), Jilly Cooper (Winner of the CWIP lifetime achievement award), Helen Lederer (CWIP founder), Alex Robson (MD & Co-Founder of The King of Soho Gin) and Laura Stevens (Winner of the Published Prize)

Main image: Alex Robson (CEO & Co – Founder of The King of Soho Gin) , Laura Stevens (Winner of the CWIP Published Prize) and Howard Raymond (Co – Founder of The King of Soho Gin)