2019 Fundraiser – 5th Anniversary Dinner

In 2019 the Deborah Cass Prize for Writing hosted a fundraising dinner to celebrate the Prize reaching its fifth year.

Prize supporters joined together to enjoy a delicious Italian two-course dinner and hear from guest speakers close to the Prize.

The evening began with Vic Marles, a Prize committee member, hosting a conversation with two past winners, Moreno Giovannoni and Jean Bachoura, and writer and Prize mentor Sophie Cunningham.

After the main course, Gerry Simpson, Professor of International Law at the London School of Economics and Deborah Cass’ husband, spoke to Prize committee member James Button about how Brexit has divided the United Kingdom and deeply damaged democratic politics in that country. It’s a pertinent topic for a Prize event, highlighting the tensions over cultural diversity that are shaking the contemporary world.

Thanks to the many generous donors and supporters who have enabled the Deborah Cass Prize to reach its fifth year.