Mar 19, 2021
Authors Guild, HMH Partner to Publish Benefit Collaborative Novel
The Authors Guild Foundation, the charitable arm of the Authors Guild, has reached a deal with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to publish Fourteen Days: An Authorized Gathering, a collaborative novel edited by the acclaimed novelist Margaret Atwood, that will feature the writing of more than a dozen notable authors.
The book will be published by HMH’s Sugar23 Books imprint in spring 2022 and all proceeds will go to the Authors Guild Foundation. HMH editorial director Millicent Bennett acquired world rights to the project for the Sugar23 Books imprint, which is directed by Angela Ledgerwood. The imprint is also a division of Sugar23, an entertainment media company founded by Academy Award-winning film producer Michael Sugar. The guild was represented by Dan Conaway of Writers House, who waived his commission for the project.
“We jumped at the opportunity to be involved in such a creative endeavor,” said Sugar and Ledgerwood in a joint statement released by HMH. “Fourteen Days brings to life a community of people, quite literally, grappling with what it means to be a good neighbor under extenuating circumstances.”