Listen Up: Getting a Read on the Executive Director of the National Book Foundation
Our latest A Few Things episode is one for the books, thanks to some pre-Halloween planning (Ash the bunny is going as a bat, thanks for asking) and an extremely badass guest, Lisa Lucas, who runs the show at the National Book Foundation. She gives us the scoop on what that actually entails—and why she’s not down with literary snobbery.
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Special and amazing guest Lisa Lucas on convincing people reading is cool…
Lisa honed her skills at very awesome arts orgs like the Steppenwolf Theatre, the Tribeca Film Institute, and the Brooklyn Book Festival before becoming the publisher of Guernica magazine.
The National Book Awards take place on November 15th! Add the very impressive, very diverse finalists to your reading list—and, if you’re feeling really committed, you can livestream the ceremony on their homepage, too.
Check out the NBF’s other stellar programs, like 5 Under 35, NBA on Campus, Book Rich Environments, and BookUp.
It’s not an NBF project, but the unifying One Book, One New York campaign is also worth scoping out.
If you’re into romance (or just really bad-ass women), we’re re-upping our appreciation for The Ripped Bodice bookstore, co-owned by A Few Things alum Bea Koch. And, speaking of diversity...
To advertise on our podcast, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our intro music, “Butterfield East,” is written and performed by The Soulful Saints. Our audio editing is done by Liz Smith, and we record at ShowBriz Studios. Want additional ideas for your reading list? Here’s 30 we read and loved last year.