Penguin Random House launches The Conversation, a hub of content collections ‘to combat racism and end racial inequities’—meant for families, educators, and businesses.
Two Big Five US publishing houses independently announce new directorial appointments focused on workplace diversity and inclusion.
Following Jennifer Egan in the post, the playwright and novelist Ayad Akhtar takes up the PEN America presidency in December.
In a straightforward discussion, even the concept of inclusivity was called out for assumptions about diversity.
The international PublisHer professional network of ‘bookwomen’ rolls out its #Unmasked series of video interviews with women in publishing.
Since the COVID-19 onset, Michiel Kolman says, Elsevier’s workforce has found a new sense for its work’s importance–and for belonging.
Hoping to ‘not just voice outrage,’ but also to ‘provide research and data,’ the oldest publisher offers expert writings in ‘Race and Power.’
Voices from across the spectrum of cultural observation look at the dynamics of the moment and predict how ‘We Will Emerge’ from the fray.
The Aké Arts and Book Festival has a strong activist context for many of its 2020 events, set around the theme ‘African Time.’
Aspen asks, ‘Why is the world of publishing so reluctant to offer Black writers the same major book deals typically offered to white writers?’