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32nd Annual Authors Guild Foundation Gala

Thursday, May 30, 2024

6:00 pm Eastern

Pier Sixty, 60 Chelsea Piers, New York, New York

Join us on Thursday, May 30, 2024 at Pier Sixty in New York City for the 32nd Annual Authors Guild Foundation Gala!

We are proud to be honoring W. Paul Coates and Black Classic Press with the Authors Guild Foundation Publisher Award for Distinguished Service to the Literary Community, Heather Cox Richardson with the Baldacci Award for Literary Activism, and Jesmyn Ward with the Preston Award for Distinguished Service to the Literary Community. ​​​​​​​

Check back soon for more information about the exciting evening we have planned!

Tickets to attend the gala will be available in March. If you have any questions, please contact Nikki Maniscalco, development manager at the Authors Guild Foundation, at

Special thanks to our generous sponsors!

History Sponsor
Suzanne Collins & Charles Pryor

Novel Sponsor
HarperCollins Publishers

Anthology Sponsors
Hachette Book Group
Penguin Random House
Scholastic Inc.
Simon & Schuster
The Lesher Family Foundation

Biography Sponsors
Kauai Writers Conference
Friends & Fiction
Taryn & Mark Leavitt
Leon Levy Foundation
Macmillan Publishers
Madeline McIntosh
Katherine Neville

2024 Gala Committee Members

Christina Baker Kline, Committee Chair
Marie Arana
Karen Brailsford
Patti Callahan Henry
Lucy Ferriss
Karen Duffy Lambros
Taryn Leavitt
Lisa Leshne
Steph Opitz
Chris Pavone
Susanna Porter
Roxana Robinson
Hunter K. Runnette
Ben Sevier
​​​​​​​Maya Shanbhag Lang