Celebrating Books that Change the World 

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 
7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT 

Join us as we celebrate authors and the power of literature to transform our society. This virtual gala will be free and open to the public, thanks to the support of our generous donors. For information about sponsoring the gala, please write to

Distinguished Honorees to be announced soon.

Stay tuned for more updates and registration details. 

The Gala is the Authors Guild Foundation’s main fundraising event, and it provides crucial funding for our work supporting American literary culture, authors’ rights, freedom of expression, copyright protection, and educational programs that empower literary voices from disadvantaged and overlooked communities. We are grateful for your support.