Sidney Offit has written novels, books for young readers, and two memoirs. He is curator emeritus of the George Polk journalism awards, and a former president of both the Authors Guild Foundation and the Authors League Fund. He was also a senior editor at Intellectual Digest and book review editor at Politics Today. For more than three decades, Mr. Offit served on the board of PEN American Center, and represented American writers at international congresses. He is a recipient of distinguished teaching awards from both The New School and New York University where he was an adjunct professor of creative writing. Mr. Offit conducts a fiction writing workshop at The New School.