Voices From Inside the System

‘We Need People Within Our Publishing Houses Who Reflect What Our Country Looks Like’

Book publisher Lisa Lucas reflects on her career and how the literary world still isn’t diverse enough

Melinda Fakuade
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5 min readAug 20, 2020

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Melinda Fakuade
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Melinda Fakuade is a culture writer in New York. Her work has appeared in The Outline, The Cut, Vox, and elsewhere. Follow her on Twitter @melindafakuade