Hamptons Life

Author’s Night 2018

East Hampton Library’s 14th Annual Authors Night

August 11, 2018:  The literary event of the Hamptons and one of our country’s leading annual literary celebrations began at 5 pm with the Authors Book Signing Reception under a tent in Amagansett, where  guests enjoyed scrumptious hors d’oeuvres and fine wine while mingling with the over 100 authors.  The evening provides an opportunity to have books personally inscribed by the authors when purchasing. Afterwards at 8 pm twenty-four private dinner parties  featuring one or more of the guest authors, followed the reception.
Photography: Barry Gordin

Jules Feifer , Florence Fabricant

East Hampton Library’s 14th Annual Authors Night

August 11, 2018:  The literary event of the Hamptons and one of our country’s leading annual literary celebrations began at 5 pm with the Authors Book Signing Reception under a tent in Amagansett, where  guests enjoyed scrumptious hors d’oeuvres and fine wine while mingling with the over 100 authors.  The evening provides an opportunity to have books personally inscribed by the authors when purchasing. Afterwards at 8 pm twenty-four private dinner parties  featuring one or more of the guest authors, followed the reception.
Photography: Barry Gordin

Attending this year’s event were Honorary Founding Chair, Alec Baldwin, and Honorary Co-Chairs, Hilaria Baldwin, Robert A. Caro, Lee Child, A.J. Finn, A.M. Homes, and Dr. Ruth Westheimer. Other authors confirmed to participate included: Amy Chozick, Tom Clavin, Blanche Wiesen Cook, Elliott Erwitt, Florence Fabricant, Jules Feiffer, Emily Jane Fox, Wendy Goodman, Michael Gross, Michael Isikoff, Steve Israel, David Itzkoff, Ndaba Mandela, Wednesday Martin, Malcolm Nance, Geraldo Rivera, Bob Roth, Gretchen Rubin, Jill Santopolo, Beck Dorey-Stein, Nathan Turner, Piper Weiss, and Chris Whipple.

Proceeds benefit the East Hampton Library, a private, not-for-profit organization providing outstanding library services to the community. Authors Night proceeds are used for essential programs and services at the Library throughout the next year.

Alec Baldwin, Hilaria Baldwin

Sponsors of the event are:  The Hilaria & Alec Baldwin Foundation • CIBC Private Wealth Management • Saunders Real Estate  • “Moms Don’t Have Time To Read Books,” The Podcast With Zibby Owens • Alice & Stanley Harris  • Jane Friedman  •  Swedish Culinary Summer • Domaine Franey Wines & Spirits • Starbucks • Montauk Brewing Co. • WPPB 88.3 FM •

Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Tovah Feldshuh
Lee Child, Durell Godfrey
Bridget LeRoy
Jane & Bart Shallot
Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Owain Hughes, Kimberly Goff
Tom Clavin
Leslie Cohen
Amy Zerner, JZ HOlden, Monte Farber
A.J. Finn
Chike Franki Edozien
Geraldo Rivera with his Family
Marcia Butler, Jamie Brenner,Judy Blundell
Elizabeth Flock, Lance Richardson
Madisyn Taylor
Nathan Turner
Glynnis Macnicol
Jeffrey Sussman
Diane Reverand, Gerald P. Curatola, D.D.S.
Peter Hellman
Stuart E. Eizenstat
Wendy Goodman
Joanna Coles
John Aldridge, Anthony Sosinski
Kathryn Sermak
Geraldo Rivera
Jake Rose