Voices from across the spectrum of cultural observation look at the dynamics of the moment and predict how ‘We Will Emerge’ from the fray.
Aspen asks, ‘Why is the world of publishing so reluctant to offer Black writers the same major book deals typically offered to white writers?’
Author Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney and Ecco set up a five-year publishing diversity fellowship with the Columbia Publishing Course.
Emerald Publishing plans to decline panel appearances in events that don’t reflect their communities, following a springtime diversity study.
Recognizing his ‘colossal and multi-generational’ impact, English PEN’s Pinter Prize jury honors poet and reggae artist Linton Kwesi Johnson.
To make the company ‘ more representative of the world around us,’ CEO John Sargent writes, Macmillan USA is establishing a new management committee.
The rising tide of protest over racial injustice reached publishing in the United States on Monday, as #PubWorkers4BlackLives took to social media.
Rejecting ‘the white supremacist structure upon which so many of our presses were built,’ AUPresses vows ‘to lift up those who have been historically harmed and silenced by our collective inaction.’
‘A near complete sidelining of black writers,’ says ‘Words Without Borders’ editor Eric MB Becker, has resulted in a literature of the shadows.
A debate has ensued over the use of an illustration of a man in blackface and a headline using the ‘n-word’ in a review of several US books on racism
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