Author Roxana Robinson has been elected as the president of The Authors Guild. In addition, Judy Blume, Richard Russo, and James Shapiro were voted to serve as co-vice presidents of the guild, and CJ Lyons has joined the Guild’s executive Council.
Scott Turow has wrapped up his term as president of the Guild after four years in the position. During his term, Turow guided the organization through its 100th anniversary celebration in 2012. He also been deeply involved in the landmark book digitization lawsuits against Google and HathiTrust.
At the organization’s annual meeting last Wednesday, Guild members also re-elected Peter Petre as treasurer and Pat Cummings as secretary. In addition Council members Peter Gethers, Annette Gordon-Reed, Nicholas Lemann, Douglas Preston, Michelle Richmond, Cathleen Schine, and Monique Truong, were re-elected during the meeting.