Berkeley Public Library Foundation

Berkeley Public Library Foundation

Annual Authors Dinner

18th Annual Authors Dinner

Saturday February 8, 2020

This year, the Authors Dinner will be held at the Berkeley City Club while Central is under renovation.


Honorary Chair: Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis is the best-selling author of The Fifth Risk, Liar’s Poker, Moneyball, The Blind Side, The Big Short, and The Undoing Project. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and three children.


About the Authors Dinner

The Foundation’s Annual Authors Dinner is a unique cultural event that honors authors and spotlights the Bay Area’s literary tradition. For one magical night in February, over 300 people gather for this glamorous gala featuring a lively meet-the-authors reception, an epicurean meal seated with one of our honored authors, and a festive program introducing all 29 authors. Guests take home lasting memories and a celebrated author’s book.


Proceeds help fund library innovations, literacy projects, technology, and capital improvements that make a great public library extraordinary!

Our Host Emcees

Emmy award winner Linda Schacht Gage, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author T.J. Stiles, and SF Chronicle columnist and author of A River of Stars Vanessa Hua.

Check out the photo gallery from the 2019 Authors Dinner here!