Keynote

Preaching to a New Choir:
Widening the Audience for Literature

A discussion on what inclusion in publishing really means, the crucial roles that everyone who works in books plays when it comes to widening the audience for literature, and the National Book Foundation’s work to expand readership across America.

by Lisa Lucas


Lisa Lucas
is the Executive Director of the National Book Foundation, presenter of the National Book Awards and a non-profit organization devoted to celebrating the best literature in America, expanding its audience, and ensuring that books have a prominent place in American culture. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2016, she served as the Publisher of Guernica Magazine and the Director of Education at the Tribeca Film Institute. Lucas is a graduate of the University of Chicago.