About this event
On Saturday, December 5th at 11AM PST / 2PM EST join some of the most recognizable names in literature as they share what inspires their writing and the stories behind the stories.
2020 FEATURED AUTHORS
Brit Bennett, The Vanishing Half
Marcia Goldman, The Lola Goes to…Series
John Grisham, A Time for Mercy
Erik Larson, The Splendid and the Vile
Jason Rosenthal, My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me: A Memoir
Gail Tsukiyama, The Color of Air
MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Kelly Corrigan, Author and Host of Kelly Corrigan Wonders Podcast and PBS's Tell Me More
Michael Krasny, Author and KQED-FM's Forum with Michael Krasny
11 AM – 12 PM PST: Join for an exclusive virtual networking session. Learn more about the featured authors latest books, browse our unique auction items, and more!
12 PM – 1:30 PM PST: Settle in with a glass of J. Lohr wine and a nosh while you enjoy listening to six amazing authors, all while helping to improve the lives of kidney patients everywhere.
The National Kidney Foundation’s Authors Luncheon is the largest literary event of its kind in the Bay Area, allowing those who are passionate about literature to join with NKF in the effort to transform kidney care and improve the lives of millions through education, advocacy, and research.
For 32 years the Authors Luncheon has welcomed nearly 1,000 Bay Area guests to celebrate renowned, bestselling authors. Doing our part to keep our community safe in the face of COVID-19, on December 5, 2020 we are taking the event VIRTUAL; connecting with our guests where they are – from the comfort of their favorite reading nooks all over the GLOBE.
Sponsors at the Silver level and above have the opportunity to design a customized sponsorship package.
Sponsors at the Pulitzer Prize level and above are invited to attend the virtual VIP Meet the Authors Evening, on December 4, 2020. Hosted by Michael Krasny, this time-honored tradition is an exclusive opportunity for leading sponsors to enjoy conversations with our 2020 presenting authors in an intimate streaming event.
Sheila Gordon, Champion of Hope
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP CHAIR
Jessica L. Bier, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP