Authors Night consists of two parts, an Author’s Reception and private dinners. The Authors Reception will begin at 5PM under a tent on the library grounds and will feature drinks and hors d’oeurves with over 160 authors available to sell and sign copies of their books. Guests are invited to bring their own copies of any of the authors’ books as well for personal inscription. At 8PM, many guests will join some of the guest authors for dinner at various private homes around the Hamptons.
What began as a few dinners with a few hundred guests just six years ago, Authors Night has evolved into the biggest literary event of the Hamptons with over 1,000 people expected to attend this year. All proceeds go directly to the East Hampton Library.
Actor Alec Baldwin is co-chairing the event along with author of “Obsessive Genius,” Barbara Goldsmith. Honorary co-chairs this year are Robert A. Caro, Dick Cavett, Michael Connelly, and Nelson DeMille. Among the other authors expected to attend are “All My Children”‘s Susan Lucci, comedian Robert Klein, former NY Yankee Jim Leyritz, and Howard Stern’s wife, Beth Ostrosky Stern. For a full list of expected authors, click here. Check back with us on Monday to see all the photos from this weekend’s event!