May 9, 2023
6:30 pm Eastern
The Plaza Hotel, 768 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York
The Authors Guild Foundation would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all our sponsors, donors, and attendees who made the 31st Annual Authors Guild Foundation Gala, hosted by Roxane Gay and Debbie Millman, such an incredible success!
We were honored to gather with so many friends and colleagues at The Plaza to recognize and pay tribute to the evening’s inspiring honorees: Christopher Finan, the recipient of The Authors Guild Foundation Award for Defending Free Speech and Expression presented by Tracie D. Hall, Angie Thomas, the recipient of The Authors Guild Foundation Award for Literary Activism presented by Jason Reynolds, and Roxana Robinson, the recipient of The Authors Guild Foundation Preston Award for Distinguished Service to the Literary Community presented by Elizabeth Strout.
Thank you again to all who joined us in celebration of writers and the power of literature.
Christina Baker Kline, Committee ChairMarie AranaMary BlyAlexandra EndersLisa GornickMaya Shanbhag Lang Lisa LeshneD.T. MaxLaura PedersenHunter K. Runnette
History SponsorSuzanne Collins & Charles Pryor
Novel SponsorsAnonymousHarperCollins PublishersDiana Rowan RockefellerWriters House
Anthology SponsorsHachette Book GroupMeredith & Justin LesherScholastic Inc.Simon & Schuster
Biography SponsorsLee ChildKauai Writers ConferenceMacmillan PublishersLaura PedersenDouglas & Christine PrestonRBmediaThe Nora Roberts FoundationHamilton Robinson, Jr. in honor of Roxana RobinsonTemple Hill EntertainmentWord of MouthZibby Books