Sidney Offit is a writer and teacher. The recipient of distinguished teaching awards from both the New School and NYU, Mr. Offit has written novels, books for young readers, and two memoirs. He was the senior editor of Intellectual Digest, book editor of Politics Today, and the contributing editor of Baseball Magazine, and for 35 years served as curator of the George Polk Journalism Awards. Mr. Offit has been a member of the Guild council for more than three decades, served as former President of the Authors League Fund and the Authors Guild Foundation, and is currently Vice President of the Authors League Fund.