About the 2020 Event


This summer, the East Hampton Library will present its annual Authors Night fundraiser as a series of interactive online Zoom events, from Thursday, August 6 – Sunday, August 9.

Each one-hour event will be in the format of a conversation with the featured author and a noted interviewer, followed by a question-and-answer period.

Featured authors will include: Julie Andrews, Robert A. Caro, Harlan Coben, Steve Madden, former New York State governor George Pataki and daughter Allison Pataki, Philip Rucker, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, and Rick Wilson. Approximately one dozen authors will be featured in the series. (List in formation.)

Tickets will be available online in July.

Now in its 16th year, Authors Night has grown over its history to become one of the most successful and high-profile library-author events of its kind in America. Authors Night proceeds benefit the East Hampton Library, a private, non-profit organization providing outstanding free library services to the East Hampton community. The funds raised at Authors Night are used for essential programs and services at the Library throughout the year.


Join Us for Authors Night 2020 — An Online Literary Celebration!


Event Hashtag: #AuthorsNight #AuthorsNight2020






2019 Authors Night Committee


Founding Honorary Chair

Alec Baldwin


2019 Honorary Co-Chairs

Douglas Brinkley

Candace Bushnell

Robert A. Caro

Rosanne Cash

Bridget Moynihan

Dr. Ruth Westheimer


Event Co-Chairs

Dennis Fabiszak

Sheila Rogers


Author’s Reception Chair

Patti Kenner


Event Committee Co-Chairs

Ellen Collins

Diana Dayton Deichert

Carrie Doyle

Maureen Egen

Jane Friedman

Stephanie Krikorian

Jenny Mulligan

Amy Levin Schaeffer

Event Committee

Ryan Budhidharma

Sara Davison

Rob Deichert

Patti Ferrin

Emmie Greene

Valerie Heller

Judith Hope




Keri Lamparter

Gail Parker

Celia Paul

Stephen Rosen

Janet Ross

Deborah Walter

Dawn Watson