The Aspen Words Literary Prize is focused on authors whose work deals in cultural relevance and contemporary conditions.
In a straightforward discussion, even the concept of inclusivity was called out for assumptions about diversity.
Aspen asks, ‘Why is the world of publishing so reluctant to offer Black writers the same major book deals typically offered to white writers?’
As she plans her final awards season, Lisa Lucas takes stock of the progress the National Book Foundation has made in service to readers and authors.
Lisa Lucas will become SVP and publisher of Knopf imprints Pantheon and Schocken after the 2020 National Book Awards digital prize ceremony in November.
Seeking ‘transformative fiction’ on contemporary issues, Aspen Literary Prize director Adrienne Brodeur says that serious literature creates empathy.