Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Chris Jackson

This article in the New York Times about Chris Jackson, the man who is--shamefully for the industry--one of the only black book editors in mainstream publishing, and who "is transmitting ideas from writers on the margins to the mainstream readers who need to hear them" is a great and fascinating read. The piece sums up some of what Jackson has done in his career so far thus: "To the extent that 21st-century literary audiences have been introduced to the realities and absurdities born of the phenomenon of race in America, Jackson has done a disproportionate amount of that introducing." Highly recommended reading. 

Photo by Shaniqwa Jarvis for the NYT.

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