On May 26, 2020, we presented a live conversation and celebration with Margaret Atwood and Judy Blume, the Authors Guild Foundation’s 2020 Honorees for Distinguished Service to the Literary Community.
We were proud to honor two authors who have prevailed against censorship, fought for the literary community, and demonstrated the power of a great book. Each in her own unique way, Margaret Atwood and Judy Blume have transformed the way we see books and the way we see ourselves.
Award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney moderated the discussion with Margaret and Judy, with appearances by special guests.
The Gala is the Guild'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.